Johnny Depp teams up with Al Pacino, Barry Navidi to direct first movie in 25 years

Johnny Depp is returning to the director's seat to the director's chair for only the second time in over 25 years.

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actor will be the director of the screen adaptation of Dennis McIntyre's work "Modigliani"

based on Italian artist as well as sculptor Amedeo Modigliani according to a press statement provided to USA TODAY by the publicist for Depp,

Breanna Butler. The film is titled "Modi."

The Depp's U.K. based production company IN.2 In.2, the European branch of the producer Infinitum Nihil, announced the project.

It noted that Depp aged 59 will co-direct and produce the film with actor Al Pacino along with Barry Navidi.

"The saga of Mr. Modigliani's life is one that I'm incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen,"

Depp declared in the announcement. "It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph - a universally human story all viewers can identify with."

"Modi" follows the artist through a transformational 48-hour period during his stay living in Paris at the time of 1916 as per the publication.

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