After a rough personal era overshadowed by the trial in which Johnny Depp was forced to defend himself from his ex-wife Amber Heard, the Pirates of the Caribbean star will make his cinematic comeback in 2023. Jeanne du Barry will mark his comeback film, in which he plays King Louis XV, Maïwenn, a French actress and filmmaker co-wrote the film in addition to directing it, Maïwenn will play the titular role of Jeanne du Barry, the mistress of King Louis XV.
Johnny Depp and Maïwenn as King Louis XV and Jeanne du Barry
The life of Jeanne du Barry, who was born in 1743 as the illegitimate child of a penniless seamstress and rose to the court of the French sovereign before becoming his last official mistress and moving to Versailles, where her arrival scandalized the court, will serve as the “loose inspiration” for the movie.
For Johnny Depp, the movie marks a comeback to the scene from which he has been absent ever since he was featured in Andrew Levitas’ The Minamata Case in 2020, in which he played the famous photographer William Eugene Smith. Depp has long been a fan favorite, known for his unique and dynamic performances in films such as Edward Scissorhands, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.