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Johnny Depp to Direct First Movie “Modigliani” in 25 Years

Johnny Depp is all ready to come back to the big screen after the Amber Heard trial. Although he will also be seen acting in front of the camera, Depp is all ready to get behind the camera as well!!

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor will make his directional debut after 25 years!

Many believe that this will be the actor’s debut in directing movies. But Depp had debuted his directing talents back in 1997’s movie The Brave. It featured him and Marlon Brando.

This time, Depp will be directing a movie called Modigliani. It is about the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani. He will also be co-producing the flick along with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.

More About Johnny Depp’s Directional Movie Modigliani

The movie is based on a book by the same name by Dennis McIntyre. It will be adapted for screenplay by Jerry and Mary Kromolowski.

The movie is about a painter and sculptor Modigliani, who is based in Paris. He considered himself to be a critical and commercial failure. The movie focuses on a turbulent 48 hours in the artist’s life that changed the course of his life. He was unable to sell his work but was ultimately able to solidify his name as an artistic legend.

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

Other Projects

Apart from directing the movie, which will start filming in 2023, Johnny Depp will also be seen in the historic love story called Jeanne du Barry. Depp will play the role of King Louis XV.

This will be his first appearance in the past three years. Jeanne du Barry is based on the life of Jeanne du Barry who was the last mistress of King Louis XV at the court of Versailles.

She becomes his favorite companion who reignited his zest for life. She moved to Versailles when her arrival scandalized the court as her relationship with the King was against acceptable etiquettes.

Other cast members include Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pascal Greggory and India Hair. Depp will co-produce this movie with IN2 and France Télévisions.

Lawsuit With Ex-Wife Amber Heard

Depp was busy with the lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The Virginia jury found Amber Heard guilty of defaming Johnny Depp which made him lose career opportunities. The court ordered Amber Heard to pay Depp $10 million.

She did, however, win the count of her countersuit and was awarded $2 million.

Johnny Depp lost the most important role of Captain Jack Sparrow in the famous Pirates of the Caribbean due to claims of domestic violence by his ex-wife. He is said to have lost $22.5 million. The backlash made it “impossible to get him into a studio film,” said his manager.

During the trial and after the jury’s favorable decision, Depp’s life seems to be getting back on track. However, Heard’s life is going off the rails. Her lawyers said that she “cannot afford to pay” $10 million in damages. The news of her shopping at a discount store also went viral.

Khadija
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