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Johnny Depp returns to the cinema in the role of Louis XV opposite Maïwenn as the Countess of Barry


His appearances in the cinema are rare, but the American actor should return in the skin of Louis XV in the next Maïwenn, a film about Jeanne du Barry, last mistress of the King of France.

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After his various colorful characters in Tim Burton's films and his title role in the

Pirates of the Caribbean

saga , the American actor will this time lend his features to Louis XV, known as the "Beloved", in a film by Maïwenn.

The director of


(2020) returns with a historical film which takes place in the 18th century and looks into the life of Jeanne du Barry, the king's last mistress.

Thus, the 58-year-old actor will play Maïwenn


, who will play Madame du Barry for the duration of the feature film.

Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow

Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow

1990. Shaggy hair, scarred face, pale complexion in Tim Burton's



Photo 20th Century Fox


1996. Minimal Indian paintings for a dive into the Amerindian universe in

Dead Man

, by Jim Jarmusch.

Photo Miramax movies

Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow

1998. Baldness and yellow goggles in

Las Vegas Parano

by Terry Gilliam.

Photo Rhino Films and Summit Entertainment


2001. Pink bandana and blonde wig to seduce Javier Bardem in

Before Nightfall

, by Julian Schnabel.

Photo Films Without Borders

Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow





Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow

Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow

Johnny Depp, make-up pirate - Photo slideshow

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The project has been in the works for several years.

As the daily


reveals , filming will begin on July 8, in the Paris region with a visit to the Château de Versailles.

Essential place knowing that Louis XV was the only king of France to be born and died in this castle.

In production, there will be Why Not Productions as for


The disappeared of the seventh art

With this project, the father of Lily-Rose Depp offers new life after disappearing from screens and cinemas.

Tested by his legal battle with his ex-wife Amber Heard, accusing him of domestic violence, he had notably lost his lawsuit against

The Sun

in November 2020. He had sued the tabloid for having presented as a true fact that he had been an abusive husband.

In video, emaciated, Johnny Depp worries his fans

After this defeat, the actor's career was shaken.

Notably by losing the role of the dangerous Gellert Grindelwald in the next film in the

Fantastic Beasts

series directed by David Yates, adapted from the works of Harry Potter author JK Rowling.

Thus, the third opus will be done without him with Mads Mikkelsen as a replacement, who can be seen in dark rooms on April 22.

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Source: lefigaro

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