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The actor, 59, will be directing the film Modigliani, a biopic about Italian painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Depp will be co-producing the film with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi in what will be the first flick he has helmed since making his feature directorial debut with the 1997 film The Brave.
Johnny Depp is set to direct his first film in 25 years as he returns to Hollywood following his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard; pictured 2017
Modigliani, which is based on the play written by Dennis McIntyre and has been adapted for the silver screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, follows the artist in Paris in 1916.
'Long considered by himself a critical and commercial failure, Modigliani navigates a turbulent and eventful 48 hours that will become a turning point in his life, ultimately solidifying his reputation as an artistic legend,' THR writes.
Production is set to begin in Europe in spring 2023 and casting will also be revealed soon, according to THR.
'The saga of Mr. Modigliani's life is one that I'm incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen,' Depp told The Hollywood Reporter. 'It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph — a universally human story all viewers can identify with.'
Co-producer! Depp will be co-producing the film with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi in what will be the first flick he has directed since the 1997 drama The Brave
The Edwards Scissorhands actor will produce the film through IN.2, the European leg of