Johnny Depp to start filming first movie since Amber Heard trial
Johnny Depp has arrived in Paris where filming for French director Maiwenn’s new historical drama is set to begin soon.
It was revealed that Depp was cast as French King Louis XV in Maiwenn’s film earlier this year and marks the first film project Depp has worked on since his high-profile libel win over Amber Heard earlier this month. -this.
The actor landed in the French capital on Monday June 27 and was escorted to his hotel by security.
According to Metro, Maiwenn’s film – currently listed as being titled Jeanne du Barry on IMDb – will be filming at the Palace of Versailles and around Paris over the next three months.
Louis XV reigned over France for 59 years, but was accused of corruption and debauchery towards the end of his reign and died unpopular. Maiwenn will play the last mistress of Louis XV, Jeanne du Barry.
LADbible has approached Depp’s representatives for comment.
Depp’s landing in Paris comes weeks after a Virginia jury ruled Heard, the star’s ex-wife, should pay him $15 million in damages over the domestic violence allegations he she had made in a 2018 op-ed for the Washington Post, which they accepted defamed Dep.
The charges were later capped at $10.35 million and, in a separate verdict, Heard was awarded $2 million in damages via a counterclaim.
However, on June 24, lawyers for Depp and Heard could not reach a last-minute settlement, with the latter’s legal team indicating that they are likely to appeal the verdict, which would bring them all back. two in court.
And as Depp prepares to take on a whole new role, there are the shoes of a character we won’t see him in anytime soon: Captain Jack Sparrow.
His rep denied rumors that the actor would make a comeback, describing them as “made up” for NBC.
Depp’s rep’s comments referenced an article on Pop Topic that claimed Disney hoped Depp would return to the role and had been offered $301 million to do so.
Depp last played Jack Sparrow in 2017 for Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revengeand became the face of the successful franchise.
However, there are two other pirate movies – one of which would star Margot Robbie – in the works, and the 59-year-old actor isn’t attached to any of them.