Johnny Depp, the celebrated actor who has been absent from the big screen for six years, is back with a new transformation in the upcoming French biopic "Jeanne du Barry." The film, written and directed by Maïwenn and Teddy Lussi-Modeste, features Depp as Louis XV and Maïwenn as Madame du Barry, along with a star-studded cast including Pierre Richard, Noémie Lvovsky, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory, and India Hair.
"It's Been Six Years of Trying Times"
Depp's career has faced several challenges since his legal battle with Amber Heard began. In 2020, he resigned from the Fantastic Beasts franchise at the request of Warner Bros. after losing a libel case against The Sun, which had called him a "wife-beater." Despite being replaced by Mads Mikkelsen in the recently released third Fantastic Beasts film, Depp was still paid his full $16 million salary.
His film Minamata, which features Depp as American photojournalist W. Eugene Smith, was released after being shelved for about a year. Depp's recent work has been limited to voice acting in the web series Puffins Impossible. However, Depp's return to the movies in a French-language project is a testament to his enduring popularity in Europe.
Last year, he received lifetime achievement awards from both the Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian film festivals. Depp stated during his April 19 witness testimony, "It's pretty strange when one day you're Cinderella, so to speak, then 0.6 seconds [later] you're Quasimodo."
"Jeanne du Barry": A Tale of Social Climbing and Cultural Aspiration
The film "Jeanne du Barry" follows the story of Jeanne Vaubernier, a young working-class woman who yearns for culture and pleasure.
With her intelligence and attractiveness, she rises up the social ladder and eventually becomes the mistress of King Louis XV. The film promises to showcase Depp's acting skills and bring back the magic of his previous transformations on the big screen.
Johnny Depp's return to the big screen in the French biopic "Jeanne du Barry" is a much-anticipated event for his fans. The film, written and directed by Maïwenn and Teddy Lussi-Modeste, is a tale of social climbing and cultural aspiration, featuring a talented cast and showcasing Depp's acting skills.
The film promises to bring back the magic of his previous transformations and establish Depp as a force to be reckoned with in the world of cinema.