Over the past few months, esteemed actor Johnny Depp has been embroiled in a bit of controversy revolving around his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The pair divorced a few years after their marriage quickly turned tumultuous and led to a highly publicized public dispute which saw Heard label Depp as abusive following the publication of an essay written by Heard in which she spoke out against the abuse she claimed to have experienced while married to Depp. In response Depp filed the aforementioned defamation lawsuit, and viewers spent the better part of the last year watching that trial unfold before a judge ruled in Depp’s favor and ordered his ex-wife to pay a gargantuan $10 million in restitution to her ex-husband. Now that he can close the door on that chapter of his life, Depp is ready to make a return to acting and is set to play the esteemed King Louis XV in the forthcoming French film Jeanne Du Barry.
Since the beginning of his public dispute with Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has maintained a relatively low profile in Hollywood. Depp hasn’t appeared in a film in three years and was, relatively recently, removed from the production of Fantastic Beasts 3 amidst the aforementioned scandal involving Heard, seemingly staining his remarkable career. Depp isn’t allowing Heard that power however: Johnny Depp is set to make his return to cinema in the forthcoming French film Jeanne Du Barry. In said film, Depp is set to play King Louis XV of France alongside French filmmaker Maïwenn Le Besco who will both direct the film as well as playing the king’s mistress Madame du Barry. Jeanne Du Barry is set to commence production this summer and will see Depp and company film at Versailles and several other remarkable Parisian landmarks over the next three months as the esteemed actor attempts to bring audiences into the lives of French royalty. Further details about the project remain unclear at this time but fans can continue to check back for updates regarding Jeanne Du Barry.
When it comes to acting, few individuals if any have amassed a resume quite like that of Johnny Depp’s. From Pirates of the Caribbean to Fantastic Beasts, Depp’s resume speaks for itself with a laundry list of remarkable works that most actors would be nothing short of honored to receive. For Johnny Depp though, it’s just another day at work. Fans of the talented actor can catch his return to film in Jeanne Du Barry when the project debuts in the United States in the coming months.