Johnny Depp expresses ‘appreciation’ as he celebrates completing independent movie Modi

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Johnny Depp took to Instagram to announce that he has finished production on his latest project, Modi, an independent film delving into the life of the renowned artist Amedeo Modigliani.

The upcoming biopic, produced by Al Pacino, was first announced last year, around the same time as the actor, 60, won a successful court trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The ‘Edward Scissorhands’ actor was revealed to be stepping behind the lens to work as a director for a second directorial venture in his career.


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‘My eternal admiration’

“To my dear ‘Modi’ film family, Köszönöm for all your exceptional efforts without which this film could not have been made,” Depp captioned the post featuring a picture of himself applauding crew members from Budapest, Hungary, where the filming had taken place. “Please accept my eternal admiration, appreciation, respect and love, JD. X,” he added.

The film draws inspiration from a play by Dennis Mclntyre and has been skillfully adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski. The film follows a narrative that unfolds over 48 hours, providing an intimate glimpse into the painter and sculptor’s life.


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Ryan McParland also posted photos from the set

Ryan McParland, the actor portraying the character of painter Chaïm Soutine in the film, shared a series of behind-the-scenes photos. The slideshow included a picture of him and Depp, draping arms around one another’s shoulders.

“Huge love and respect to my dear brother @johnnydepp our captain, for his unique vision, his passion, his care, and his trust — I salute you,” McParland captioned the post.


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Depp previously stated about the film

‘Modi’ is Johnny Depp’s second directorial effort for a feature film, following his debut in 1997 with ‘The Brave,’ a movie which he co-wrote and starred alongside Marlon Brando.

“The saga of Mr. Modigliani’s life is one that I’m incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen,” Depp previously stated to the Hollywood Reporter. “It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph — a universally human story all viewers can identify with.”