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Johnny Depp is slated to direct his first film in almost three a long time on the heels of his courtroom victory towards ex-wife Amber Heard, a spokesperson introduced Monday.
Depp, 59, is ready to direct and co-produce, alongside Al Pacino and Barry Navidi, “Modi,” a movie based mostly on the lifetime of Italian-born painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani.
The film was tailored from the play “Modigliani” by Dennis McIntyre and focuses on the artist’s life in Paris in 1916, in accordance with the press launch.
“The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one which I am extremely honored, and really humbled, to convey to the display,” Depp mentioned in an announcement. “It was a lifetime of nice hardship, however eventual triumph – a universally human story all viewers can determine with.”
The movie will concentrate on a pivotal 48 hours in Modigliani’s life when he grew to become a vital and industrial success.
Modigliani, who was pleasant with Pablo Picasso, had a repute for heavy consuming and drug use. The artist, who died at 35, is finest identified for his stylized feminine nudes.
“This undertaking has been very near Al’s coronary heart,” Navidi mentioned in an announcement. “This can be a slice of Modi’s life and never a bio. It has been a dream of mine to work with Johnny once more – he is a real artist with a tremendous imaginative and prescient to convey this nice story to the display.”
Navidi and Pacino collaborated on “The Service provider of Venice” in 2004 and Wild Salomé in 2011. “Modi” is ready to start manufacturing spring of 2023 in Europe.
Depp’s directorial debut was the 1997 movie “The Courageous” starring Marlon Brando, which was broadly panned and by no means hit theaters.
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“Modi” is Depp’s newest skilled pursuit since successful a $10.35 million judgment towards Heard, 36, for defaming him by calling herself a home abuse sufferer in a 2018 op-ed.
Depp testified that he struggled to get studio work after Heard accused him of bodily and sexual assault – allegations which he has vehemently denied.
The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star mentioned that he sued his spouse not for cash however to revive his repute.
After the curtains closed on the sensational six-week defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia, in June, Depp unveiled his debut artwork assortment, which bought out in hours.
He additionally re-upped an endorsement take care of Dior for a reported seven figures to be the face of the French vogue home’s cologne Savauge.