It’s official! Johnny Depp will play Louis XV in “Jeanne du Barry”, Maïwenn’s next film. Find out more here.

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Maïwenn‘s next film, which focuses on the life of Jeanne du Barry, is currently being teased. The latest news? Johnny Depp will play King Louis XV, all in French! Everything you need to know about the upcoming project is right here.

The plot

Jeanne du Barry, who was known as Madame la Comtesse du Barry, was born a commoner but became the favorite mistress of King Louis XV in the eighteenth century. Maïwenn’s upcoming film focuses on her fiery personality. Here is the official synopsis: “Born into poverty, she is a young working-class woman hungry for culture and pleasure who uses her intelligence and allure to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one. She becomes Louis XV’s favorite companion. Unaware of her status as a courtesan, he regains his appetite for life thanks to their relationship. They fall madly in love. Against all propriety and etiquette, Jeanne moves to Versailles, where her arrival scandalizes the court.” While little has been revealed, we know that filming has already begun. This is the sixth feature film by the young Franco-Algerian director behind My King and All About Actresses.

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An eclectic  cast

Maïwenn herself will star as Madame du Barry, while Johnny Depp will take on the role of Louis XV. The news comes shortly after Depp’s trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard. This will be the first time Depp has appeared on screen since Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released in 2018. The film will also feature: Louis GarrelPierre RichardNoémie LvovskyIndia HairBenjamin LavernhePascal Greggory and Melvil Poupaud.

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