Johnny Depp to Direct His First Movie in 25 Years, Al Pacino to Produce

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Johnny Depp is set to direct his first movie in 25 years.

The 59-year-old will go behind the camera for “Modigliani”, a dramatic biography of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.

Al Pacino is producing the movie with Barry Navidi. IN.2 – the European arm of the production company, Infinitum Nihil.

It takes place in 1916 Paris and tells the tale of the Italian-born sculptor and painter.

According to the press release, the artist “long considered by himself a critical and commercial failure, navigates a turbulent and eventful 48 hours that will become a turning point in his life, ultimately solidifying his reputation as an artistic legend.”

Depp said in a statement about the film:

“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.”

Sounds interesting!

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