See Johnny Depp Return To The Big Screen In Jeanne Du Barry

Johnny Depp stars as Louis CV in the first trailer for Jeanne Du Barry.

By Chad Langen | Updated

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Johnny Depp as Louis XV

Johnny Depp is set to make his long-awaited big screen comeback in the upcoming historical drama Jeanne Du Barry. The film tells the story of the King of France, Louis XV, and his affair with a courtesan named Jeanne Du Barry, played by Maïwenn. Deadline recently obtained a subtitled version of the film’s French trailer, offering fans a glimpse of the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s return to screens.

Despite his legal hurdles, Jonny Depp has shown unwavering commitment to his acting career. The newly released trailer for Jeanne Du Barry provides a sneak peek of what viewers can expect from Depp’s performance in the movie. Depp plays the role of Louis XV with his usual dedication and attention to detail, bringing the historical figure to life like never before on screen.

Johnny Depp’s return to the big screen in Jeanne Du Barry is a significant moment for his fans, who have stood by him through thick and thin. The actor’s legal battles have been a source of controversy, but his legal victory in his defamation trial against Amber Heard has given his supporters a reason to celebrate. With his personal life slowly returning to normal, Depp’s comeback in Jeanne Du Barry promises to be one of the most exciting moments in Hollywood this year.

In addition to starring alongside Johnny Depp in Jeanne Du Barry, Maïwenn also directed and co-wrote the historical drama with Teddy Lussi-Modeste and Nicolas Livecchi. The movie represents the talented actress’s most ambitious endeavor to date. It marks her sixth feature, following her past work in films like Polisse, which won the 2011 Cannes Jury Prize, and DNA.

Le Pacte is distributing Jeanne Du Barry, which will serve as the opening feature for the upcoming edition of the Cannes Film Festival on May 16. The film is produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat of Why Not Production Company, Johnny Depp’s production company IN.2, La Petite Reine, and France Télévisions. Executive producers include Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Festival, while the international sales agent is Goodfellas.

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Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

It’s a breath of fresh air to witness Johnny Depp making headlines for his latest film project instead of his legal disputes with Amber Heard. With that said, even in the midst of those legal battles, Depp’s dedication to his craft is evident in his captivating portrayal of King Louis XV in the trailer for Jeanne Du Barry. We can safely say that we are eagerly anticipating his remarkable skills being showcased in full when the film is released.

As of now, Jeanne Du Barry is the only project that Johnny Depp is currently working on. However, with his undeniable talent and track record of success, the film will undoubtedly open new doors for the Murder on the Orient Express star in the industry.

Jeanne Du Barry was directed by Maïwenn from a script she co-wrote with Teddy Lussi Modeste and Nicolas Livecchi. The film stars Johnny Depp, Maïwenn, Melvil Poupaud, Pierre Richard, Pascal Greggory, Benjamin Larvernhe, Marianne Basler, India Hair, Luna Carpiaux, Alexandre Styker, and Edouard Michelon. The historical drama will premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival on May 16.