Johnny Depp takes on the role of King Louis XV in Jeanne Du Barry


Johnny Depp sports a blindfold and royal 18th century costume as he takes on the role of King Louis XV in Jeanne Du Barry – his first film role since defamation trial against Amber Heard

Johnny Depp has been pictured as King Louis XV of France in Jeanne Du Barry, his first film role since his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.

The actor, 59, was almost unrecognisable in the new still from the film where he sported a blindfold and a vintage blonde wig.

The film star was dressed in 18th-century clothing as he sported a gold regal jacket with a high collar and a white shirt.

Comeback: Johnny Depp has been pictured as King Louis XV of France in Jeanne Du Barry, his first film role since his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard

The actor also looked noticably paler in the image and he appeared to have reddened lips.  

Johnny will play King Louis XV alongside Maiwenn Le Besco, who will both direct the film and play the main character, Jeanne du Barry, King Louis’ mistress. 

Le Besco has had success before, directing critically acclaimed films such as ‘Polisse’ and ‘Mon Roi.’ The film, set to be shot this summer, will be Depp’s first film in French and is expected to released in 2023.

While the budget for the movie is unclear, Johnny reportedly has an up-front starting fee of $20 million for any role.

‘La Favorite’ marks a return for Johnny after much of Hollywood blacklisted him following domestic violence accusations from Amber. 

Role: Johnny will play King Louis XV alongside Maiwenn Le Besco, who will both direct the film and play the main character, Jeanne du Barry, King Louis' mistress

Role: Johnny will play King Louis XV alongside Maiwenn Le Besco, who will both direct the film and play the main character, Jeanne du Barry, King Louis’ mistress

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