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.”