Johnny Depp Stars as King Louis XV in First Look Photos from French Film 'Jeanne du Barry'Johnny Depp Stars as King Louis XV in First Look Photos from French Film 'Jeanne du Barry'

Johnny Depp Stars as King Louis XV in First Look Photos from French Film 'Jeanne du Barry'

Johnny Depp is looking regal in his next film role. In two new photos from French writer/director Maïwenn's upcoming period drama Jeanne du Barry, Depp, 59, stars as King Louis XV.Johnny Depp is looking regal in his next film role. In two new photos from French writer/director Maïwenn's upcoming period drama Jeanne du Barry, Depp, 59, stars as King Louis XV.
Johnny Depp looks regal for his next film role in the period drama 'Jeanne du Barry' by French writer and director Maïwenn.
The movie follows the story of the King of France's last royal mistress Jeanne du Barry, ...
...who was born into poverty but managed to climb the social ladder using her intelligence to become Louis XV's favorite companion.
Maïwenn, 46, costars alongside Depp as the titular Jeanne du Barry in the film, which she also cowrote in addition to directing.
The project serves as Depp's first feature film in three years, and follows his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp's most recent role was in the drama Minamata, which he also co-produced.
It tells the story of the Italian born painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani in Paris in 1916.
Depp previously said in a press release that "Mr. Modigliani's life was a life of great hardship, but eventual triumph, a universally human story all viewers can identify with."