Johnny Depp Forged as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry Film

Johnny Depp might be taking part in the controversial King Louis XV within the upcoming French interval drama “Jeanne du Barry,” Deadline exclusively reported on Aug. 10. WhyNotProductions and France Télévisions unveiled a primary have a look at Depp absolutely remodeled into the royal in a new teaser image.

Per Deadline, the challenge will heart on King Louis XV’s final royal mistress, Jeanne du Barry, who was born into poverty however climbed her means up the social ladder by turning into the king’s lover. French director and actor Maïwenn isn’t solely directing the movie, but additionally starring in it because the titular Barry. In response to the publication, manufacturing for the film kicked off on July 26 and spanned 11 weeks, capturing in a number of places in France, together with Versailles and Paris.

The movie marks Depp’s first main film position in three years and since his defamation trial in opposition to ex-wife Amber Heard concluded. On June 1, following three days of deliberation, Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Courtroom discovered Heard accountable for defamation, NBC reported. The jury awarded Depp $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Jurors additionally discovered Depp accountable for defamation for one assertion, so Heard was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.

Following the decision, Heard launched a statement via Instagram. “The frustration I really feel at this time is past phrases,” the actor wrote. “I am heartbroken that the mountain of proof nonetheless was not sufficient to face as much as the disproportionate energy, affect, and sway of my ex-husband. . . . I am unhappy I misplaced this case. However I’m sadder nonetheless that I appear to have misplaced a proper I believed I had as an American — to talk freely and overtly.”

Depp additionally launched an announcement of his personal on his social media after the decision. “Six years in the past, my life, the lifetime of my youngsters, the lives of these closest to me, and in addition, the lives of the individuals, who for a lot of, a few years have supported and believed in me have been modified endlessly,” he wrote. “. . . False, very critical and legal allegations have been levied at me by way of the media, which triggered an infinite barrage of hateful content material, though no expenses have been introduced in opposition to me . . . six years later, the jury gave me my life again. I’m really humbled.”

“Jeanne du Barry” is predicted to hit theaters in 2023 with an unique Netflix France launch in 2024.

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