Present at the Cannes Film Festival for the premiere of Michel Gondry’s new film, The Book of Solutions, Pierre Niney spoke to Augustin Trapenard about the announcement of his participation in Johnny Depp’s next feature film, Modi, a biopic on the illustrious Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani. The rest of the cast includes Al Pacino, a playmate who comes from Pierre Niney’s dream. controversy over Pierre Niney’s collaboration with Johnny Depp, accused of violence by his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard. Charges for which the American actor has never been cleared. “I try to be very attentive today to all the awakening of conscience that we need, which is taking place , but where there is still a lot of work”, entrusts the actor to Augustin Trapenard, suggesting that his participation in the film is not yet confirmed, the film being still at the project stage. The French actor specifies: “Obviously, I would not tolerate working with anyone who would be recognized for acts of violence. I will continue to look into what exactly happened, because these are somewhat complex legal cases. But once again, I remain very attentive, and I asked to have somewhat complete assessments of all this to try to understand this complicated legal situation. ” Pierre Niney adds that it is especially for Al Pacino that this role counts as much, Depp not being planned in the initial project. “Basically, it was the producers of Al Pacino who came to see me to offer me this role of a painter called Maurice Utrillo. Johnny Depp wasn’t even attached to the project yet. It’s a very beautiful role, we’ve been discussing it with Al Pacino’s producers for a long time, it’s a film that is really close to his heart.
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