Johnny Depp as Louis XV? That’s what Variety reported on Wednesday, writing that French director Maïwenn’s upcoming feature, Jeanne du Barry, is set to world premiere on the opening night of the 76th Cannes Film Festival and that it will star the American actor in the role of the famous king.
Return with great fanfare for Johnny Depp, after a three-year hiatus following his long legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Maïwenn’s sixth feature film will tell the tumultuous relationship of King Louis XV of France and his lover, Jeanne du Barry, played by Maïwenn herself.
The Cannes Film Festival will unveil its official selection on April 13 and has already confirmed two expected American films, Killers of the Flower Moon, by Martin Scorsese, and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, by James Mangold. Ruben Östlund, double Palme d’Or director of The Square and Triangle of Sadness, will chair the jury.