FAIRFAX, VA - MAY 27: (NY & NJ NEWSPAPERS OUT) Johnny Depp gestures to his fans during a recess outside court during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on May 27, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp is seeking $50 million in alleged damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.(Photo by Cliff Owen/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
Johnny Depp
Returns To
Directing After
25 Years
It’s been 25 years since Johnny Depp stepped behind the camera, but for the first time since the 1997 feature film "The Brave," he’s going to direct a movie. The film that will feature his return as a director is titled “Modigliani,” a biopic centered on the life of Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani.
“Modigliani” is based on a play written by Dennis McIntyre and Depp said he is “incredibly honored, and truly humbled” to be working on the project. He describes the movie as “a universally human story all viewers can identify with.”
Filming will start in the spring of 2023, somewhere in Europe, with a cast list that has yet to be revealed. Depp will be producing the movie along with other big-name celebrities Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.