Johnny DeppThe first phase is set to Modi casthas unveiled a star-studded cast for his upcoming directorial effort, according to a recent report from The deadline.
Who is in the cast of Modi?
The Modi cast will be led by Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio (John Wick: Chapter 2), and will also feature Pierre Niney (Yves Saint Laurent), an acting legend Al Pacino (The Godfather).
According to Deadline, filming is set to begin this fall in Budapest. The project is based on a play by Dennis McIntyre, and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski.
The biopic will tell the story of Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani, commonly known as just Modigliani. It will recount his time in Paris in 1916, and his interactions with the French artist Maurice Utrillo, the Belarusian-born Chaim Soutine and his English muse and lover, Beatrice Hastings.
Producer Barry Navidi said in a statement that he and Pacino had been developing the film for “several years,” and he was excited for the moment to come true.
“It’s a snapshot of Modigliani’s life that gives us insight into his struggle as an artist suffering from a lack of recognition, and a project that Al and I have been working on for years,” Navidi said. . “Our incredible cast, combined with the vision, intelligence and sensitivity I know Johnny will bring behind the camera, will make this dream come true.”
Modi is also Depp’s second directorial effort following his work behind the camera in 1997’s The Brave, a film in which he starred alongside Marlon Brando. It is currently unknown whether Depp will star or appear in Modi.