Johnny Depp’s return to the cinema is getting closer. After three years away from acting due to clashes with his ex-wife Amber Heard, he now returns to the big screen to star as Jeanne du Barry. In the film he will play Louis XV, king of France for 59 years, and the first image characterized as his character caused a furor among fans.
At the beginning of 2022, the protagonist of Pirates of the Caribbean was the cover of all portals for the defamation trial against Amber Heard. The world followed all the sessions minute by minute until it became known that Depp benefited from the jury’s verdict. After his legal problems were cleared up, he began to rebuild his life and with that came his return to recording sets.
Depp will return to the cinema with Jeanne du Barry, a film directed by the French Maïwenn. According to the site Deadline, the film tells the story of the last real lover of Louis XV at the court of Versailles. The working-class woman begins to use her intelligence and charm to climb the social ladder. She quickly catches the attention of the monarch, who is unaware of her courtesan status, and they both fall madly in love with her. She moves to Versailles and her arrival shocks the Court.
The film began to be recorded at the end of July and the actor returned to stand in front of the cameras. Why Not Productions presented the first image where he is seen in the skin of Louis XV. In the photo he posed in profile, blindfolded, with white hair and slightly paler skin. In addition, he dressed in one of the typical outfits worn by the 18th century monarch. Quickly, fans were excited to learn that, indeed, Johnny’s return to acting is already a fact.
The former Willy Wonka will co-star in the film with Maïwenn, who in addition to being the director and co-writer of the script with Teddy Lussi-Modeste, will also play Jeanne du Barry. The actors will be accompanied by Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory and India Hair. The film does not yet have a confirmed release date, but it has been learned that it will be in 2023.
Which celebrities took away their “support” in networks to Johnny Depp
During the defamation trial against Amber Heard, many celebrities publicly showed their support for the protagonist of Eleven hands of scissors. After benefiting from the jury’s verdict, he published a statement on his Instagram account that reached 19 million likes, but over the months it seems that several colleagues stopped agreeing with him.
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The BuzzFeed News portal managed to detect who were those users who withdrew their support from the post. They not only removed their reaction from Depp’s official social media, but also from other posts supporting him.
Amanda Knox, Bella Hadid, Halle Bailey, Jamie Campbell Bower, Joe Perry, Joey King, Maren Morris, Melissa Ordway, Rachael Kirkconnell, Riley Keough, Sophie Turner, Yungblud, are just some of the names that the site published.