The 59-year-old will direct his first film in the next 25 years. It could be a biopic that is based upon Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani.

In the report by The Hollywood Reporter, Johnny will direct Modigliani and co-produce along with Al Pacino and Barry Navidi.

The play is based on of Dennis McIntyre and adapted for the screen by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, the film will be a story about a artist and sculptor who lived in Paris during 1916.

Many times viewed by him as to be a commercial and critical success, Modigliani navigates a turbulent and tumultuous 48 hours

which will prove to be a turning stage in his career and will ultimately cement his status as an artist of the era.

The publication also states that the film will begin in the year following, and that casting is expected to be announced in the near future.

The story of the late Mr. Modigliani's story is one I am incredibly grateful, and deeply humbled to share with the screen." Johnny shared in an interview. 

"It was a story that was full of hardship, but eventually triumph an all-encompassing story that everyone can relate to