Following his victory in the Amber Heard defamation lawsuit, Johnny Depp is all set to direct a film after 25 years, a neo-Western film in which he co-starred with Marlon Brando, reports Variety. Depp’s directorial debut, The Brave (1997), was panned by critics and also failed commercially.
The actor will now return behind the camera, with Al Pacino starring as producer, for ‘Modigliani’, a biographical drama about the Italian artist and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, who lived between 1884 and 1920.
This is seen as an attempt depp Notably French filmmaker Maven’s upcoming film ‘Jean du Barrie’, a historical romance about a royal concubine, to resume her life after Hollywood is left with her and only European projects. drama, in which he played the controversial King Louis XV. , note ‘variety’.
‘Jean Du Barrie’ will be Johnny Depp’s first major acting role since the 2020 independent film ‘Minamata’, in which he played war photographer W Eugene Smith.
In the same year, Johnny Depp was forced out of the “Harry Potter” spinoff series “Fantastic Beasts” by Warner Bros. after he lost his defamation case against British tabloid “The Sun”, in which Depp was called Featured as “Wife Beater”. , Mads Mickelson replaces Depp as Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beast: The Secrets of Dumbledore’.
Based on the play of the same name by American playwright Dennis ‘National Anthems’ McIntyre, ‘Modigliani’ takes place in Paris in 1916. McIntyre, who died in 1990 at the age of 47. During his lifetime, he was famous for exposing the evils of American society in his plays. The original play has been adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Marie Kromowski.
Modigliani, “long considered himself a critical and commercial failure,” says Modigliani, navigating a turbulent and eventful 48 hours that would become a turning point in his life, ultimately cementing his reputation as an artistic legend. will do.”
In another statement, quoted by Variety, Johnny Depp said: “The life story of Mr Modigliani is one that I am incredibly honored and truly humbled to bring to the screen. It was a very difficult life, but the last Victory – a universal human story that all viewers can recognize.”
Meanwhile, Johnny Depp recently made headlines even after several thousand court documents were sealed by fans who paid him to expose dirty deets on Amber Heard. However, it backfired and a lot of information about Depp was made public, including drugging his ex before sex, crude texting with Marilyn Manson, and more.