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Johnny Depp to Portray King Louis XV in New French Movie

Edward Scissorhands actor and everyone’s favorite Johnny Depp is back on screen with his classic charisma. In the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled film from famed French filmmaker Maiwenn, Johnny Depp will portray French monarch Louis XV (Polisse).

This summer, the film will be shot on-site at Versailles Palace and in Paris. The historical drama’s narrative is being kept a secret. The plot of the yet-to-be-titled film is being kept under wraps.

Pascal Caucheteux and Gregoire Sorlat’s Paris-based Why Not Productions are producing it. They are doing so in collaboration with Wild Bunch International handling international sales. It is also reported that the filming will occur for around 3-4 months.

What is the Film About?

Johnny Depp is renowned for doing historical movies. Be it, Alice, through the looking glass, or the Pirates of the Caribbean, Depp has always proved himself. In this movie too Johhny Depp is playing a historical character.

Louis XV, known as “the Beloved,” ruled for 59 years, the second-longest reign in French history behind Louis XIV. Despite being accused of corruption and decadence, Louis XV died as an unpopular monarch.

The next picture is Depp’s first since his libel case against a British magazine was dismissed in November 2020. Following his difficult breakup from his now-wife, he sued the publication for calling him a “wife-beater.” Amber Heard, his ex-wife.

Depp reportedly decided to leave the part of dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the Harry Potter spinoff series Fantastic Beasts after losing the lawsuit. The malevolent figure in the franchise’s upcoming third installment, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, will be played by Mads Mikkelsen.

Depp, who is playing King Louis XVI of France, spent several years in France with Vanessa Paradis, with whom he had a daughter, Lily-Rose Depp. The historical picture will be a change for Maiwenn, who is most known for his contemporary and frequently intimate works.

Depp’s most recent part was in the drama ‘Minamata,’ which he also co-produced, as photographer W. Eugene Smith. ‘Minamata’ premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 21, 2020, despite not being distributed in the United States until last month.

Depp hasn’t received any reaction in Europe, despite falling out of favor in Hollywood. He was recently honored at the Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian Film Festivals with honorary honors. In 2020, Depp was honored at the Deauville American Film Festival in French Normandy, where he got an award from Catherine Deneuve.

Additionally, in 1989, Depp was jailed in Vancouver for punching a security officer after police were summoned to his hotel room to put a stop to a rowdy party. In 1994, he was jailed in New York City after causing extensive damage to his room at The Mark Hotel, where he was staying with his girlfriend, Kate Moss.

After agreeing to pay US$9,767 in damages, the accusations against him were withdrawn. In 1999, Depp was detained for brawling with paparazzi outside a restaurant in London while dining with Paradis.

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