Job defamation lawsuit drama, Johnny Depp trying to get back to work.

The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 59, will step back behind the camera lens for his next film, as he prepares to direct his first film in 25 years.

The upcoming project is a biopic based on the Italian artist Amedee Modigliani. Depp will also serve as the film’s co-producer, alongside Al Pacino and Barry Navidi, by The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the play by Dennis McIntyre and made into a film by Jerzy and Mary Kromolowski, the film will tell the story of the Italian painter and sculptor in Paris in 1916.