Johnny Depp as King Louis XV: Actor makes comeback as French film 'Jeanne Du Barry’ drops first look

Johnny Depp as King Louis XV: Actor makes comeback as French film 'Jeanne Du Barry’ drops first look
Johnny Depp's new look as King Louis XV in his comeback film 'Jeanne du Barry' (IMDb)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: After long years of being in the headlines for his personal life, Johnny Depp is now back in front of the camera as new pictures from his comeback film ‘Jeanne du Barry’ have now been released! This is his first role on the silver screens since his landmark victory in the defamation case against his ex-wife. The French movie 'Jeanne Du Barry’ is directed by Maïwenn Le Besco, who also stars as the titular character. Jeanne du Barry was King Louis’ mistress.

This film comes as a major boost for Depp who is now entitled to receive a court-ordered $15 million in damages from ex-wife and actress, Amber Heard, after a judge ruled that her abuse allegations were defamatory. When the allegations had first come out, the movie industry had shunned Depp before they embraced him again. Heard had appealed before the judgment, but then settled and paid a million dollars.

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In new promo images as King Louis XV in the French production ‘Jeanne du Barry', Depp’s character is blindfolded as his side profile is focused on. In another photo, the actor is seen all decked up as a King in a gold ensemble in a court set up as he welcomes guests into the room. 

Johnny Depp's new look as Louis XV in his comeback film 'Jeanne du Barry.' (Photo: iMDB)
Johnny Depp is seen all decked up as a King in a gold ensemble in a court set up as he welcomes guests into the room (IMDb)

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Another image shows him sulkily gazing ahead while his mistress Jeanne du Barry tightly grips him. In a different image from the promotional shoot, he can be seen grinning from the corner of his mouth while holding a cane with gold pom-poms, donning a rich red tunic, and wearing a velvet coat against a lavishly adorned background.

Johnny Depp's new look as Louis XV in his comeback film 'Jeanne du Barry.' (Photo: iMDB)
Johnny Depp stars with Maïwenn Le Besco in the film 'Jeanne du Barry' (IMDb)

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Johnny Depp's new look as Louis XV in his comeback film 'Jeanne du Barry.' (Photo: iMDB)
Johnny Depp's new royal look  in his comeback film 'Jeanne du Barry'  (IMDb)

The story focuses on the last days of King Louis XV and the last lover he embraced before his death, Jeanne. The King ruled over France for almost 60 years between 1715 to 1774.  He was married to Queen Marie but has had a long list of lovers. The movie is expected to release this year and could possibly premiere at Cannes Film Festival in the summer.

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This film doesn't just mark Depp’s big comeback to the screens after three years, but also his first venture in a French film. The film also stars Pierre Richard, Benjamin Lavernhe, Noemie Lvovsky, Melvil Poupaul, Pascal Greggory, and India Hair. Depp has reportedly been paid $20 million for the role.

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