Johnny Depp is slated to direct his first movie in 25 years with Modigliani, a biographical drama that will see Al Pacino on board to produce. Johnny Depp will direct his first movie in 25 years with Modigliani, which will be produced by Al Pacino. Depp remains one of the most recognizable actors working in Hollywood today, having starred in the likes of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Edward Scissorhands, and Public Enemies, among many others. Recently, however, the star has found himself the subject of headlines because of his personal life, and his highly publicized defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
The trial, which was in response to a 2018 op-ed written by Heard that alluded to her being a victim of domestic abuse, ultimately saw Depp emerge victorious, with Heard ordered to pay over $10 million in damages. However, Depp lawyer Adam Waldman was also found guilty of defamation, for which Depp was ordered to pay Heard $2 million. Since the conclusion of the trial, Depp has slowly returned to the world of acting, appearing in a recent short film for a mobile game called Sea of Dawn. The actor will also be making his return to the big screen with Jeanne du Barry, an upcoming biopic that sees Depp playing King Louis XV, his first major acting role since 2020’s Minamata.
Hollywood comeback, THR reveals that Depp will be taking on his first directorial project in a quarter of a century with Modigliani. The film is said to chronicle a turbulent 48-hour period in Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani’s life in Paris, as he experiences a turning point and solidifies his position in history as an artistic legend. Modigliani will see both Pacino and Barry Navidi oversee the project as producers, with production expected to start next spring in Europe.
Actor Who Can Replace Johnny Depp As Jack Sparrow. The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise has lost Johnny Depp, so who are the actors likely to replace the star as Captain Jack Sparrow? It’s almost certain that Johnny Depp won’t be returning as Pirates of the Caribbean’s Jack Sparrow, but are there any other major actors Disney could tap in to replace him in the role? The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise wasn’t tipped for massive success. The Curse of the Black Pearl was intended as summer blockbuster fodder. The popularity of Depp’s Jack Sparrow helped drive the franchise to become one of the most profitable in cinema history. As Captain Jack Sparrow, Depp brought both a quirky charm and unexpectedly goofy energy to the antihero role. Many armchair buccaneers have been wondering: will Johnny Depp return as Jack Sparrow for Pirates of the Caribbean 6? The current answer is an almost definite no.
Depp soon made an unlikely icon of the character and the critical acclaim that greeted his performance ensured the Pirates of the Caribbean became a blockbuster franchise. However, Depp’s performance alone was not what made The Curse of the Black Pearl work. Gore Verbinski’s direction, the stellar supporting cast, and a tone that swerved deftly between horror, comedy, and adventure were all important factors—something that Disney did not realize until later Pirates of the Caribbean sequels stripped away these elements to focus more on Depp’s character. From the first Pirates of the Caribbean sequel Dead Man’s Chest, this problem was already evident as Jack Sparrow started to receive the lion’s share of screen-time. However, although mixed-to-negative reviews repeatedly pointed out the imbalance, it wasn’t until 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales that it was felt at the box office.