Johnny Depp’s first movie since his heated defamation courtroom case with Amber Heard will open the Cannes Movie Pageant, organisers have introduced.
Jeanne Du Barry, a French language movie, is directed by, and stars, Maiwenn Le Besco, (identified merely as Maiwenn) because the titular character who rises from poverty, to the circles of King Louis XV – played by Depp.
It should get its world premiere on 16 Could on the well-known movie pageant on the Grand Theatre Lumiere, in addition to a cinematic launch the identical day.
It’s Depp‘s first main appearing position for the reason that 2020 impartial movie Minamata by which he performed struggle photographer W. Eugene Smith.
The actor, 59, gained the high-profile authorized battle towards Heard within the US in June.
Depp sued his former wife over a 2018 article she wrote for The Washington Put up 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, corresponding to being dropped from the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, after the accusations.
He was additionally pressured by Warner Bros to go away the Harry Potter spinoff collection Improbable Beasts in 2020 after he lost his libel case against The Sun newspaper, which had described him as a “spouse beater”.
Depp gained the case and Heard settled the swimsuit, dropping her appeals.
For the reason that conclusion of the courtroom case final June, he has made cameos at 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 function movie look.
Maiwenn is not any stranger to the Cannes Movie Pageant, successful the Jury Prize in 2011, and being nominated for the Palme D’or in 2015.