Category: Projects

Johnny Depp to direct biopic “Modi” with Al Pacino

Al Pacino has accepted a role in the biopic of artist Amedeo Modigliani, which will become Johnny’s second film as director and the second time, the two work together.

Al Pacino will play the role of real-life art collector Maurice Gangnat. Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio has been cast in the title role, while French actor Pierre Niney is to play fellow artist Maurice Utrillo. Modi is due to start shooting in Budapest, Hungary, in the autumn, and will be Depp’s first film as director since The Brave, released in 1997.

According to the film’s producers, “Modi” follows a chaotic series of events through the streets and bars of war-torn Paris in 1916, during which Modigliani is on the run from the police.

Born into an Italian Jewish family in Livorno, Modigliani moved to Paris in 1906 and became enamoured of the bohemian life. His best known works, of nudes with elongated limbs, were mostly painted between 1916 and 1919. Modigliani died in 1920 aged 35 from tuberculosis, a condition worsened by his erratic lifestyle. While he made little money from his work while he was alive, his paintings now command huge prices, with his 1917 work Nu Couché fetching $170.4m in 2015.

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Johnny signs new Dior Deal

Variety reports, that Johnny signed another deal with Dior for $20 Million – which is much more than other actors got paid for fragrance commercials before.

It was not yet confirmed by either Dior or Johnny’s management.

The French luxury fashion house and cosmetics giant stood by Johnny Depp even when even when his legal battle Heard was still going.

We’re looking forward to another imagery beutiful commercial!

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Depp (and Al Pacino) to direct Amedeo Modigliani film

Johnny is going to direct his first movie after “the Brave” 25 years ago, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Johnny is set to get behind the camera for Modigliani, about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, and will co-produce alongside Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.

Based on the play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowskithe film will tell the story of the painter and sculptor in Paris in 1916. Production is set to start in Europe in the spring of 2023, with casting to be revealed shortly.

The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one that I’m incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen. It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph — a universally human story all viewers can identify with.

said Depp, who produces for IN.2, the European arm of his production company Infinitum Nihil.

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