The actress and director will climb the steps alongside the American actor, back on the screens for the first time since his trial against Amber Heard.
The film Jeanne du Barry, directed by Maïwenn and which marks the great return to the screen of Johnny Depp, will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, and will be released simultaneously in French cinemas, the organizers announced on Wednesday. The sixth feature film by the 46-year-old French actress and director (polishes Jury Prize in 2011, My Roi, DNA ) “will be projected (…) on the screen of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, after the opening ceremony broadcast live on France Télévisions and Brut”writes the festival in a press release.
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Return of Johnny Depp
Jeanne du Barry East “dedicated to the life, rise and fall of the favorite of King Louis XV”, played by Maïwenn herself. Johnny Depp embodies the French sovereign and gives the answer to French actors like Pierre Richard, Benjamin Lavernhe, or India Hair. The film will mark his big return to the screen, after the highly publicized judicial soap opera which pitted him against his former wife Amber Heard, against a backdrop of accusations of domestic violence and then mutual accusations of defamation.
Of Las Vegas Paranoid To Pirates of the Caribbean Johnny Depp, 59, has been on screen several times at Cannes, where in 1997 he presented his own director’s film, The Brave.