PARIS, FRANCE — Johnny Depp makes a scandalous comeback to star in a new movie called “Jeanne du Barry.” This will be his first work in 3 years since the defamation suit against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Director Maiwenn, who is also a French actress, set “Jeanne du Barry” in France during the reign of King Louis XV. The director also plays the role of a courtesan.
Depp plays an 18th-century monarch who fell in love with a prostitute. Although the role does not seem appropriate due to his background with the defamation case with Heard, he signed up for the role before the court cases.
Maiwenn said she worried about Depp during his court case against Heard, but she knew Depp was a perfect fit for the role.
It was speculated that Depp would have a few minutes of screen time in “Jeanne du Barry.” It will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, with a nationwide release in France on the same day.
Cannes has decided to push back the decision of not giving Depp a platform after Amber Heard’s accusations. Festival Chief, Thierry Fremaux, showcased “Jeanne du Barry” as a form of free expression.
“I don’t know about the image of Johnny Depp in the U.S. To tell you the truth, in my life, I only have one rule: it’s the freedom of thinking, and the freedom of speech and to act within a legal framework,” Fremaux stated.
Fremaux has separated Depp’s art from his real-life drama as he wants someone who can perform on the screen. – WhatALife!/Zain
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