Johnny Depp’s first movie since his heated defamation courtroom case with Amber Heard will open the Cannes Film Festival, organisers have introduced.
Jeanne Du Barry, a French language movie, is directed by, and stars, Maiwenn Le Besco, (recognized merely as Maiwenn) because the titular character who rises from poverty, to the circles of King Louis XV – performed by Depp.
It will get its world premiere on 16 May on the well-known movie competition on the Grand Theatre Lumiere, in addition to a cinematic launch the identical day.
It is Depp‘s first main appearing function for the reason that 2020 unbiased movie Minamata through which he performed battle photographer W. Eugene Smith.
The actor, 59, received the high-profile authorized battle in opposition to Heard within the US in June.
Depp sued his former spouse over a 2018 article she wrote for The Washington Post about her experiences as a survivor of home abuse, which his attorneys mentioned falsely accused him of being an abuser.
Representatives for the actor mentioned he had misplaced work alternatives and high-profile roles, similar to being dropped from the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, after the accusations.
He was additionally compelled by Warner Bros to go away the Harry Potter spinoff collection Fantastic Beasts in 2020 after he misplaced his libel case in opposition to The Sun newspaper, which had described him as a “wife beater”.
Depp received the case and Heard settled the go well with, dropping her appeals.
Since the conclusion of the courtroom case final June, he has made cameos on the MTV Video Music Awards, and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty trend present.
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He additionally appeared as an animated puffin in Johnny Puff: Secret Mission – however Jeanne Du Barry marks his first characteristic movie look.
Maiwenn isn’t any stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, profitable the Jury Prize in 2011, and being nominated for the Palme D’or in 2015.