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Johnny Depp to play debatable French king Louis XV in new historic drama


WASHINGTON: Actor Johnny Depp is ready to take at the position of French king Louis XV.

As consistent with Selection, the 58-year-old big name will characteristic because the debatable royal in a brand new film from French filmmaker Maiwenn. The shoot for the approaching movie will start this summer season.

The yet-to-be-titled film’s precise plot main points are saved beneath wraps. It’s being produced through Pascal Caucheteux and Gregoire Sorlat’s Paris-based Why Now not Productions with Wild Bunch World dealing with international gross sales.

Filming will happen for 3 months on location throughout Parisian landmarks, basically on the Versailles Palace.

Except for directing the film, Maiwenn can even big name along Depp as Countess Jeanne du Barry, Louis XV’s ultimate mistress.

Louis XV, who was once nicknamed ‘the cherished’ and reigned for 59 years, the longest within the historical past of France after that of Louis XIV. Sarcastically, Louis XV died as an unpopular king after being accused of corruption and debauchery.

The impending movie is the primary that Depp has signed directly to since shedding his libel case in opposition to a British tabloid in November 2020. He in the past sued the hole after it known as him a “wife-beater,” following his contentious break up from now-ex-wife Amber Heard.

After shedding the case, Depp agreed to go out the position of darkish wizard Gellert Grindelwald within the ‘Harry Potter’ by-product collection, ‘Incredible Beasts’. Mads Mikkelsen was once then forged because the villainous personality within the franchise’s upcoming 3rd installment, ‘Incredible Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore’.

Depp’s most up-to-date position was once as photographer W. Eugene Smith within the drama ‘Minamata’, which he additionally co-produced. Whilst ‘Minamata’ was once no longer launched in the United States till remaining month, it premiered on the Berlin World Movie Pageant on February 21, 2020.

Even supposing he has fallen from Hollywood’s excellent graces, Depp hasn’t confronted a lot backlash in Europe.

He just lately gained honorary awards on the Karlovy Range Pageant and San Sebastian Movie Pageant. Depp was once additionally celebrated on the Deauville American Movie Pageant, within the French Normandy, in 2020, and gained an award from the fingers of Catherine Deneuve.

Depp, who’s taking at the position of the French king, lived in France for a few years with Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has a daughter, Lily Rose Depp.

The length film will mark a departure for Maiwenn, an actor-turned-filmmaker whose motion pictures are all recent and incessantly non-public.

Her remaining movie ‘DNA’, a thought-provoking ensemble circle of relatives drama was once a part of Cannes 2020’s Respectable Variety. Her earlier movie, ‘Mon Roi’ earned its big name Emmanuelle Bercot a perfect actress award at Cannes in 2015; whilst her 2011 drama ‘Polisse’ gained the Cannes jury prize. 

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