48 turbulent hours were a turnaround movie worthy in the career of the Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. Based on the play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, the film “Modigliani” is announced this week.
Johnny Depp will direct the biographical drama, after a 25-year gap without occupying the position, in addition to producing it alongside Al Pacino. “The Saga of the Life of Mr. Modigliani is one I am incredibly honored and truly proud to bring to the screen,” said Depp. “It was a life of great hardship, but an ultimate triumph – a universally human story that all viewers can relate to.”, he analyses.
To jog your memory, the painter and sculptor is recognized for his elongated figures, use of simple lines and visually empty eyes, as well as several paintings of highly sexualized female nudes. His short lifespan of just 35 years was marked by two unique days in 1916 Paris that are depicted in the film. The context involves a great feeling of failure for the artist who faces great difficulties in being recognized and selling his paintings. But the events that follow lead to the spoiler that we all already know: the solidification of his career and consolidation as an art history legend.
No casting information or official dates have yet been released, but there is speculation that production is set to begin in Europe in spring 2023.