An American in Paris.
According to information from
, Maïwenn has chosen Johnny Depp as the headliner of her next film devoted to Louis XV, in which the American actor will play the monarch.
The director will also give her the reply since she will take on the role of Jeanne du Barry, known to be the last official mistress of the king.
The filming of the feature film, which should start this summer in the Paris region and in particular at the Palace of Versailles, is undoubtedly unexpected news for Johnny Depp, who has seen his career collapse in recent years due to accusations of violence. conjugal worn by his ex-wife Amber Heard.
A lawsuit that tarnished his image in Hollywood
In November 2020, the star lost his defamation lawsuit against the British tabloid
, which had described him as "a hitter of women".
The High Court in London had finally rendered its decision, judging that what the newspaper had published was “substantially true.
A few days after the verdict, Warner Bros asked Johnny Depp to step down from his role as Grindelwald in the
The actor has not filmed since 2020, the year in which he lent his features to war photographer W. Eugene Smith in
Her first big role in French
Unless Maïwenn decides to shoot her film in English (which would dishonor good old Louis XV), Johnny Depp will have to take a few lessons to perfect his French.
Even if he lived several years in France with Vanessa Paradis, his accent should betray his American origins.
The actor has already filmed under the direction of Roman Polanski in
The Ninth Gate
, with Emmanuelle Seigner, but also with Charlotte Gainsbourg in the comedy
They married and had many children
by Yvan Attal.
Maïwenn's feature film will be her first major role in the language of Molière.
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