Johnny Depp Shares 'Appreciation' as He Wraps Filming Independent Movie 'Modi' as Director
2023/11/10

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That's a wrap on 's latest movie.

The actor, 60, shared on Instagram Thursday that he'd finished production on his second directorial effort an independent project from IN.2 Film about artist Amedeo Modigliani, produced by .

"To my dear ‘Modi’ film family, Köszönöm for all your exceptional efforts without which this film could not have been made," Depp from Budapest, Hungary, of himself applauding crew members.

"Please accept my eternal admiration, appreciation, respect and love, JD. X," he added.

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Actor , who stars as painter Chaïm Soutine in the film, shared a collection of photos from the set leading with one of him and Depp with their 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 wrote.

marks the second time Depp has been in the role of director for a feature film, having made his directorial debut with 1997's , which he also starred in alongside 

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.

"The saga of Mr. Modigliani's life is one that I'm incredibly honored, and truly humbled, to bring to the screen," Depp said in a previous statement. "It was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph — a universally human story all viewers can identify with."

The film is based on a play by Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski. It follows 48 hours in the painter and sculptor's life.

also marks Depp's second big-screen project after his defamation trial with ex-wife

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, which ended in June 2022.

In May, at the , where his French movie  served as the festival opener. The following month, the film was acquired by Vertical .

A source told PEOPLE in June that the actor, who also this summer,has "moved on from last year and is happy" at this point in his life.

"In the last year, he's been able to touch all these different parts of his life that he hadn't been able to do that much before because he was so busy dealing with the matters tied to the Amber trial," the source said. "It's first and foremost."

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