Johnny Depp returns to the big screen after three years of absence with ‘Jeanne Du Barry’, a period film directed by and co-starring Maïwenn Le Besco, where he will play the King of France, Louis XV.
After the media trial that he lived with his ex-wife Amber Heard a few months ago, Depp is participating in the drama about the French Jeanne Bécu, a woman who, born in poverty, ended up becoming the lover of King Louis XV.
The filming of this production began on July 26, as confirmed by the producer of “Rust And Bone” and “A Prophet, Why Not” and is planned to last 11 weeks.
Locations include the Palace of Versailles and other iconic castles in the Paris region. This will be the first role played by Johnny Depp in a movie after the victory he had in the long trial for defamation that he sustained with his ex-partner.
What will ‘Jeanne Du Barry’ be about and who will be part of the cast?
The film will be inspired by the life of Jeanne du Barry, the supposed last mistress of King Louis XV, and will address various aspects of her life, such as the space in which she was born, since she belonged to the working class, and because of whose ambition she skillfully developed , until climbing to the highest social strata of the time.
The noblewoman became part of the royal court and became the favorite companion of the king, who did not see her as a simple courtesan, but quite the opposite, since she was a support that would help him regain his will to live and he would end up falling in love. her.
Jeannine moves to the Palace of Versailles despite the impropriety and etiquette that this fact could result at the time due to her humble origins, however, thanks to her intelligence she manages to impact the entire court.
As part of the cast of ‘Jeanne Du Barry’ are actors such as Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory and India Hair.
Also in charge of this production include director of photography Laurent Dailland, the production designer; Angelo Zamputti; costume designer Yurgen Doering; John Nollet, in hair design; Tom Pécheux, in makeup and Nicolas Provost in sound. While Stephen Warbeck is composing the original music.
The first look at Johnny Depp as King Louis XV in ‘JEANNE DU BARRY’ released
It will be his first feature film role in three years pic.twitter.com/2sqmDi5s9f
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