Johnny Depp’s first live-action movie for the reason that extensively watched defamation trial towards ex-wife Amber Heard was chosen because the opening film for subsequent month’s Cannes Movie Pageant in France, organisers stated on Wednesday.
The French-language movie Jeanne du Barry stars director Maïwenn Le Besco, generally known as Maiwenn, as Jeanne Becu, a girl who rose from poverty to the circles of King Louis XV. Depp performs the king within the film, which can have its world premiere at Cannes on Might 16.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor has made few movie or TV appearances since his trial concluded in June 2022. He made shock cameos on the MTV Video Music Awards and Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty vogue present.
Depp additionally voiced an animated puffin in final month’s Johnny Puff: Secret Mission.
The actor is making an attempt to rebuild his profession after profitable a near-total victory in his US authorized battle with Heard, a fellow actor who had accused him of abuse. Depp denied hitting her or every other lady.
Two years earlier, Depp misplaced a libel swimsuit in Britain towards the Solar tabloid, which known as him a “spouse beater.” A London Excessive Courtroom choose dominated that Depp had repeatedly assaulted Heard. He was quickly dropped from Harry Potter spinoff franchise Implausible Beasts and largely shunned by Hollywood.
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