Johnny Depp to direct Al Pacino in film about artist Amedeo Modigliani

  • The plot will take place over 48 hours in the life of Modigliani; Al Pacino will play the art collector Gangnat

The American actor Al Pacino joins the cast of the film in biopic format about the Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920) that will begin shooting this fall in Budapest (Hungary) under the direction of Johnny Depp.

Modi, as the film that represents Depp’s return as a filmmaker after an impasse of twenty-five years is titled, will also include in its cast Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick: Chapter 2) and Pierre Niney (Yves Saint Laurent), according to this Wednesday the digital medium Deadline.

The plot will unfold over 48 hours in the life of Modigliani (played by Riccardo Scamarcio) that will portray turbulent moments in which he flees from the police in the streets of a Paris devastated by the First World War and even wants to put an end to his career in the face of lack of recognition.

The play, which is based on Dennis McIntyre’s Modigliani play, will cast Niney as French artist Maurice Utrillo and Al Pacino himself as the art collector Gangnat.

Depp’s European company, IN.2 Films, and producer Barry Navidi (The Merchant of Venice) are behind this project, which will mark the second job together for Depp and Pacino, who starred in the 1997 crime thriller Donnie Brasco.

Modi will be presented to potential buyers at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.