Johnny Depp has been cast in his first new film role in over two years, despite claims that he had been “blacklisted” by Hollywood:
Depp will portray the controversial French monarch, Louis XV, in an unnamed film directed by and co-starring French actor and director, Mawenn. The film is slated to begin shooting on location at the Palace of Versailles outside of Paris later this year. It’s the first film Depp has been cast in since finishing Minamata, a film about war photographer W. Eugene Smith, in 2020. Minamata was released in the United States last month to little fanfare after a protracted delay caused by the film’s previous company, MGM, being ousted following the Depp incident. Following a court case in which a judge determined that Amber Heard was telling the truth about her allegations of domestic violence against Depp, the Pirates of the Caribbean star claimed that the film industry has been “boycotting” him, with the star most notably being dropped by Warner Bros. from the third Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, in which he was set to reprise his role as the primary villain, Grindelwald.
Depp has maintained his popularity in European cinema:
However, he has maintained his popularity in European film, lately earning honorary honors honoring his career at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic and the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain. As a consequence of his fanbase’s attempts to recover his reputation, he has continued to feature in numerous advertisements and often trends on Twitter. Furthermore, Variety claims that Depp will get an award at the Deauville American Film Festival in France in 2020.
Jonny Depp’s next project is planned to be shot in French, necessitating a refresher course in the language:
Depp’s next picture is anticipated to be shot in French, necessitating a refresher course in the language. While he is not a native French speaker, he did live in Paris for several years during his marriage to French actress Vanessa Paradis, with whom he had a daughter, the actress Lily Rose Depp, who has also acted in French, most notably in the Netflix film The King. Mawenn has received critical acclaim for her films in France, and her most recent feature, DNA, will compete in the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, her debut film, Polisse, earned the Cannes jury award.