Johnny Depp, the iconic actor known for his diverse roles and captivating performances, is set to make his directorial return with the upcoming biopic Modi. This marks a significant moment in Depp's career, as he steps behind the camera to bring the story of painter Amedeo Modigliani to life. However, Depp attributes his directorial comeback to none other than the legendary actor Al Pacino, expressing his gratitude by stating, "To Al, who requested that I make this film — how could I refuse Pacino? A sincere acknowledgment for generously contributing his talent and dedication to this project."
Modi, which is currently wrapping up production, promises to be a compelling cinematic journey, with Depp at the helm as both director and a key cast member. The film delves into the tumultuous life of Amedeo Modigliani, an Italian painter navigating the chaotic streets and bars of Paris during World War I. As he grapples with personal and professional challenges, Modigliani encounters a pivotal figure in the form of real-life French art collector Maurice Gangnat, portrayed by none other than Al Pacino.
The collaboration between Depp and Pacino in Modi marks a reunion of two acclaimed actors, with their previous joint venture in Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco having garnered critical acclaim. This upcoming project not only signifies Depp's return to the director's chair after a lengthy hiatus but also serves as a testament to the enduring creative partnership between these two cinematic titans.