Confirmed «Pirates of the Caribbean» star Johnny Depp is celebrating his cinema comeback — cinema news

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As early as the beginning of 2022, our sister site Allocine , among others, was able to find out that Johnny Depp is to make his comeback in front of the camera for the new project by director Maiwenn («Poliezei»). The film has now been officially confirmed for the first time. Because the world distributor Wild Bunch announced that the historical drama entitled » Jeanne du Barry » will be presented to potential investors on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival. The director has created a so-called mood reel for this purpose , which is intended to show how she imagines her film to be. She will also be there in person to answer questions from people who want to put money into the drama.

Then the shooting should take place, for which Johnny Depp has now been officially confirmed and the other main cast has been announced.

This is Jeanne du Barry

At the center of «Jeanne du Barry» is the title character, played by director Maiwenn herself. She was born as Marie Jeanne Bécu in 1743 in rather poor circumstances, but fought her way up. Finally, in the last years of his life, she became the mistress of King Louis XV, who also showered her with gifts. The relationship, which lasted until the king’s death, caused a great scandal.

Johnny Depp becomes King Louis XV. to play. French star Louis Garrel («The Dreamers»), cult comedian Pierre Richard («The Tall Blonde in the Black Shoe») and award-winning actress, writer and director Noemie Lvovsky («House of Sin») have now been cast as additional roles. approved.

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Jeanne du Barry was then scheduled to hit theaters worldwide in 2023 . If that works out and the historical drama also appears in Germany, it would be Depp’s first cinema appearance in Germany since » Fantastic Animal Beings: The Crimes of Grindelwald » at the end of 2018. He has also not been in front of the camera for several years:

Depp’s last film to date , Minamata , was shot in early 2019 and premiered at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2020, but was never released regularly in Germany after that. One reason: since a London court ruled that Johnny Depp can be described as a “ wife beater ”, that is, as a “wife beater”, hardly anyone wants to work with him.

That’s why he’s suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million in damages in a lawsuit currently underway. In an article, she addressed the topic of domestic violence and described her own experiences. She didn’t mention Depp with a syllable, but there were quick reports that he was the perpetrator in many of the episodes she described, which she has since confirmed. Depp mainly blames the original article for the fact that he no longer gets offers for roles and lost parts in «Pirates of the Caribbean 6″ and » Fantastic Beasts 3 «.

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