After the extensive and scandalous trial against his former partner, actress Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is finally back on the recording sets and is already preparing his next movie.
The French company Why Not Productions released this Wednesday the first official image of the film Jeanne du Barry, by French director Maïwenn, and in which Johnny Depp gives life to King Louis XV. The photo was taken up and spread by the portal Deadline.
The film, which co-stars Maïwenn herself as the titular courtesan, began filming on July 26 and will run for 11 weeks, with locations including Versailles and other historic Paris castles, as well as closed studios for scenes from interiors.
This is the first film that Johnny Depp makes in three years, in which he was involved in the middle of the scandal for complaints and a media trial for defamation against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
After 3 years without projects, Johnny Depp returned. We have the first image of the actor as Louis XV for the biographical film about Jeanne du Barry, the king’s last mistress after Madame de Pompadour.
The film will be released in 2023. pic.twitter.com/km9rQ9dPTc
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This new film is an ambitious drama loosely inspired by the life of Jeanne du Barry, the last royal mistress of Louis XV at the Court of Versailles, after Madame de Pompadour.
“Born into poverty, Jeanne is a young, working-class woman hungry for culture and pleasure who uses her intelligence and charm to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one,” producer Why Not Productions explained in a press release.
“She becomes the favorite companion of Louis XV. Unaware of her courtesan status, she regains her appetite for life thanks to her relationship. They fall madly in love. Against all decorum and etiquette, Jeanne moves to Versailles, where her arrival scandalizes the court”.
The cast of the film is completed by Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory and India Hair. It is Maïwenn’s sixth feature film and her most ambitious production to date after Polisse, winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes 2011.[[RS-Primera imágen de Johnny Depp como el rey Luis XV en el nuevo film dirigido por Maïwenn. La película está actualmente siendo filmada en Versalles y otras localizaciones históricas de Francia.#JohnnyDepp #KingLouisXV #LouisXV #Versailles #LaFavorite #JeanDuBarry #MadameDuBarry pic.twitter.com/AKF8unzuBs— Johnny Depp Spanish Crew (@jdepps_crew) August 10, 2022