The film follows the Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani for 48 hours in Paris during the A’ World War II
Johnny Depphas said he owes Al Pacino his return to the director's chair for the upcoming biopic, 'Modi.'
The new film, which is in production, follows Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani over 48 hours in Paris during the A’ World War II.
It is Depp's first to direct since 1997's 'The Brave', in which he also starred alongside Marlon Brando.
In a statement, Depp said that Pacino, who plays French art collector Maurice Ganyat, convinced him to take part in the film project.
In the first images from the set of the film that have been released, Johnny Depp and Al Pacino discussing a scene.
“Starting this cinematic journey as the director of “Modi” it was an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience,” said Johnny Depp, expressing his deep gratitude to the entire cast, crew and producers for their unwavering commitment and creativity.
“To Al, who asked me to do this movie – how could I say no to Pacino? A sincere acknowledgment of his generous contribution of talent and dedication to this project,” he added.
“Modi” is a testament to the collaborative spirit of independent filmmaking and I'm excited to bring this unique and compelling story to the world,” said Johnny Depp.
The film stars Riccardo Scarmazio as Modigliani and also stars Antonia Desplaiss, Steven Graham, Bruno Guerrey, Ryan McParland, Luisa Ranieri and Sally Phillips.
According to a press release, the film “Modi” will follow Modigliani over a 48-hour period documenting a chaotic series of events in the streets and bars of war-torn Paris during A’ of World War.