Having won his libel case in the US against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp is now making his Hollywood comeback. After previously being dropped from Pirates of the Caribbean 6 and Fantastic Beasts 3 by Disney and Warner Bros, the 59-year-old’s last movie was 2020’s Minamata. But now the Jack Sparrow star has teamed up with actress and filmmaker Maïwenn to co-star with her in Jeanne du Barry, which will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 16.
Louis XV was succeeded by his grandson, Louis XVI, the last King of France, who was executed by guillotine during the French Revolution. Jeanne Du Barry is produced by the Paris-based Why Not Productions with Depp’s IN.2 company and France Télévision.
Jeanne Du Barry arrives in French cinemas at the same time as the Cannes premiere on May 16 and a UK release date is TBC.