Since the assault claims broke, things haven’t been easy for Johnny Depp.
The Hollywood actor even claimed that he was “blacklisted” in the industry.
However, the Pirates of the Caribbean star has landed a huge part after nearly two years.
According to rumors, he will soon be seen in a historical film directed by French director Maiwenn, in which he would play controversial French ruler, King Louis XV.
The controversial French King Louis XV will be played by Johnny Depp, in his first significant role since being canceled.
Depp, 58, has been dogged by scandal since Heard accused him of domestic violence.
After losing his defamation claim against The Sun, which he had sued for describing him as a “wife-beater” in respect to his relationship with Heard, the actor was sacked from the latest Fantastic Beasts picture.
Depp’s last big screen appearance was in the 2020 film Minamata, in which he played photojournalist W. Eugene Smith.
The film will be shot over three months in various locations in Paris, with the majority of the scenes taking place at Versailles Palace.
Depp, who spent many years in France with his now-ex-partner Vanessa Paradis, may have to brush up on his French if the picture is set to be shot in that language. His American accent is noticeable, according to Variety.
Filming will commence in Paris this summer.
Depp is set to start filming this summer, according to Variety.
Furthermore, the three-month-long production will take place in a variety of locales in Paris, including the Versailles Palace.
The film’s title and plot have been kept under wraps for the time being.
Jeanne du Barry, Louis XV’s last mistress, will be played by director Maiwenn.
Although ‘beloved,’ Louis XV contributed to the monarchy’s inexorable demise.
Pascal Caucheteux and Why Not Productions are producing the project, according to the article.
Wild Bunch International, on the other hand, will be monitoring global sales.
Louis XV was known as the “beloved” since he reigned for 59 years.
However, Louis was disgraced in his final years and is blamed for the decline of the monarchy, which eventually led to the French Revolution.
Depp’s most recent film appearance was in Andrew Levitas’ ‘Minamata.’
Depp’s most recent picture, Minamata, directed by Andrew Levitas, was released in 2020, albeit it has yet to be released in other markets.
It told the narrative of W Eugene Smith, a war photographer.
After his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard accused him of domestic violence, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star was “canceled.”
After losing a libel action against The Sun, he was fired from Fantastic Beasts.
The court struggle between Depp and Heard will be featured in a Discovery+ documentary.
Despite Hollywood’s seeming distance from Depp, his supporters have frequently chastised Heard online, with some even demanding Warner Bros. fire her from the Aquaman franchise.
Discovery+ will shortly air a documentary about the former celebrity couple’s court battle.
The two-part docu-series, titled Johnny vs Amber, will present the story from both Depp and Heard’s perspectives.
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