Great News for Fans: Modigliani Biopic Will be Reunited By Al Pacino and Johnny Depp


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If you loved the on-screen chemistry of Johnny Depp and Al Pacino in the 2011 Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill, here’s some good news. This combo will work together in the biopic “Modi” again after a decade! Modigliani Biopic will be based on Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani.

The legendary actor Johnny Depp will be directing the biopic after “The Brave,” which was released in 1997. Here’s everything we know.

Recent Updates Regarding Modigliani’s Biopic 

The movie is based on Dennis Mclntyre’s drama which was released in 1980. The film revolves around the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani getting through the nerve-wracking 48 hours in Paris when he could not make a living out of his work.

The reports say the shooting will begin in Europe in the spring of 2023. Hence, the movie will release sometime in 2024.

Depp seems excited to direct the biopic of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani with Barry Navidi and Al Pacino. He told the Hollywood reporter, “The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one that I am incredibly honored and truly humbled to bring to the screen.”

Describing the life journey of the Italian artist, he further added, “It was a life of great hardship but eventual triumph.”

Johnny Depp began his directorial debut with the Oscar-nominated film “The Brave,” released in 1997. Fans greatly loved the movie. Depp fans have high hopes for the upcoming film as well.

Johnny Depp ropes in Riccardo Scamarcio, Pierre Niney and Al Pacino for Modigliani biopic -

However, whether or not Depp will act in the movie is still being determined. If you anxiously await Johnny to amuse us with his acting skills again, then we have some good news.

The famous icon will soon return to the big screen as he signed his first acting job after winning a legal battle against his ex-wife Amber Heard.

Modigliani’s Biopic Cast

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is all set to direct the Italian painter Modigliani’s biopic. Riccardo Scamarcio will play the lead role of Modigliani. Pierre Niney will be seen playing the character of Modigliani’s French contemporary, Maurice Utrillo.

Al Pacino will be seen as the art collector Gangnat. It has been 12 years since Johnny Depp and Al Pacino worked together on a film. Al Pacino previously worked on popular films such as The Godfather, Scent of a Woman, and House of Gucci, which makes the upcoming movie intriguing.

Apart from the lead roles, you will witness Scamarcio, who worked in John Wick: Chapter 2 as Santino D’Antonio. Niney will also be joining the cast of Modi.

Modigliani’s Biopic Trailer

No trailer has been released as of now. We’ll have to wait for further details to drop in the future. 

Final Words On Modigliani’s Biopic 

Johnny Depp is ready to direct another movie after the never-ending period of 25 years. The fans couldn’t wait for their favorite icon to spill magic on the screen. He will be behind the camera this time, but it is so hard to overlook the charm of Johnny Depp.

This project will surely be another massive victory after the success of the defamation case against Amber Heard. Depp successfully fought against his ex-wife and received USD 10.35 million for the damage. His fans are hoping for a flourishing future for the legendary actor.

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