The photos of Johnny Depp busy filming the biopic on Amedeo Modigliani on the streets of Budapest have invaded the web, the protagonist of the film is the Italian Riccardo Scamarcio.
Johnny Depp it is found at Budapestwho has been filming for a few days biopic on Amedeo Modigliani, Modiwhich sees the star involved as director, as reported by Magyar Nemzet.
Depp was recently photographed at Budapest’s Károlyi Garden, one of the locations of Modi. In fact, the Paris of the 1910s was reconstructed in Budapest, given that the film focuses on the Parisian years of the Livorno painter.
Playing Amedeo Modigliani is Riccardo Scamarcio, who returns to embody another famous painter after having stepped into the furious shoes of Caravaggio in Michele Placido’s biopic The shadow of Caravaggio. In the cast of the biopic we also find Al Pacino in the role of the art collector Maurice Gagnat and the French actor Pierre Niney.
Naturally, the web was immediately filled with photos taken by fans, but the attention of passers-by didn’t seem to bother Johnny Depp too much as he dispensed smiles and greetings.
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What is Modi talking about?
The film, which takes its title from Modigliani’s nickname, is set in 1916, in the midst of the First World War, as revealed by IMDb. Modigliani, a painter from Livorno who emigrated to Paris, considers himself a failure and one night, during a nervous breakdown, destroys a fashionable restaurant in Paris. On the run from the police, he decides to leave the French capital with the help of his talented but bohemian friends Maurice Utrillo and Chaim Soutine. He asks his art dealer, Léopold Zborowski, for money, but is told that he cannot leave because an influential art collector is coming to Paris to buy his works. Modigliani’s lover, Beatrice Hastings, who believes in his genius, convinces him to meet the collector in person.