Johnny Depp is shooting for “Jeanne du Barry” started in the month of July in Paris and will continue for 11 weeks.
Johnny Depp’s first look as controversial King Louis XV has been unveiled by a French production firm from director Maiwenn’s historical love romance “Jeanne du Barry”. Since his well publicised defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard, Mr. Depp has not played a cinematic part. The Virginia court’s jury concluded on June 1 that Ms. Heard had slandered Mr. Depp in an opinion piece she wrote for The Washington Post in 2018 in which she claimed to be a victim of domestic abuse. Additionally, the jury concluded that Mr. Depp defamed Ms. Heard while denying her accusations.
The shooting for “Jeanne du Barry” started in the month of July in Paris, according to Variety. The title role is being played by Maiwenn herself.
The photo circulating online shows Mr Depp in regal clothing, an intimidating hat with white and curly locks. His eyes are covered with a black cloth, which signifies the king turning a blind eye towards his corruption.
According to Variety, the film is inspired by the life of Jeanne, a young working-class woman who uses her intelligence and allure to climb the social hierarchy. When King Louis XV spots her, he madly falls in love with the woman and keeps her close against all propriety and etiquette.
The cast will also include Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noemie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory and India Hair, the outlet further said.
Deadline reported that the shooting started on July 26 and will continue for 11 weeks. It quoted Why Not Productions to say that the film will be shot in Versailles and other chateaux in the Paris region as well as the studio.
“Jeanne du Barry” is Depp’s first major acting role since the 2020 independent film “Minamata,” in which he played war photographer W Eugene Smith, the outlet further said.