Johnny Depp: after his trial, he embarks on an unexpected project – Actus Ciné

25 years after The Brave, Johnny Depp will revise to direct to make a biopic of a famous artist. Filming should take place next year, in Europe.

25 years after The Brave, Johnny Depp will return behind the camera! It will be a film about the painter Modigliani, co-produced by Al Pacino and Johnny Depp himself, announces The Hollywood Reporter. For the record, Al Pacino and Johnny Depp had collaborated on the film Donnie Brasco, in 1997.

This is not the first time that a film has taken an interest in Amedeo Modigliani. Gérard Philippe had played him in Les Amants de Montparnasse by Jacques Becker in 1958. Then, Andy Garcia awaits the title role of the biopic Modigliani, which is centered on the rivalry with Picasso.

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For the film that Johnny Depp is preparing as a director, it will be an adaptation of a play by Dennis McIntyre. The plot will chronicle the painter’s life, focusing on 48 turbulent hours full of twists and turns, says deadline. The screenplay will be signed Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski (screenwriters of The Pledge).

Filming is expected to begin in 2023, in Europe. It is not yet known if Johnny Depp will play himself in the film. For the record, he had held the main role of The Brave (see trailer above), his only achievement to date, selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997. The film had been coldly received there, eat we tell it here.

Johnny Depp had, for a time, been announced to make a documentary on Keith Richards. He has also produced several clips for Vanessa Paradis, including that ofThere arein 2009.

Remember that Johnny Depp is currently filming as an actor under the direction of Maïwenn for the film Jeanne du Barry. He embodies King Louis XV and Maiwenn, the king’s last favourite. Alongside them will be Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory and India Hair.

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This is Johnny Depp’s first shoot after three years, his dismissal from Fantastic Beasts and his ultra-publicized trial.

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