Excluded from Fantastic Beasts, Johnny Depp king of France at the cinema

Without a new project since his lost lawsuit against The Sun, Johnny Depp should make his comeback to the cinema in a French film. The actor will play King Louis XV in Maïwenn’s next feature film, La Favorite.


Blacklisted in Hollywood, Johnny Depp has just been hired by Maïwenn to play in his next feature film entitled La Favorite. According to our colleagues from Satellifacts, Johnny Depp will play King Louis XV in this historic film, the shooting of which should begin on July 8 in the Paris region, in particular at the Château de Versailles.

The film is inspired by the story of Jeanne du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV. It is not yet known who will take on the role of Madame du Barry.

The Favorite

The Favorite


Johnny Depp

The feature film marks the return of the American actor to the cinema after the latter was fired from Fantastic Beasts following his lost lawsuit against The Sun. The tabloid accused him of being a “women hitter“after the statements of his ex-girlfriend, actress Amber Heard.

As a reminder, in November 2020, Warner Bros. asked the actor to give up the role of Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3. The latter was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen.

Last September, Johnny Depp gave a masterclass at the Deauville American Film Festival where he also came to present the thriller City of Lies, shot in 2017.

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