Johnny Depp will play the role of King Louis XV of France in the next film directed by French director Maiwenn, which will start filming this summer, confirms Paris Match magazine.
An ambitious movie
Maïwenn’s next film is called “La Favorite“. The story will be about Madame du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV and the cast is already looking very interesting. Indeed, Johnny Depp has been chosen to play the role of the King of France, while that of Jeanne du Barry will be played by the director. A feature film with ambitious costumes that she has been preparing for many years. Filming will begin on July 8, in the Paris region, in particular at the Palace of Versailles, specifies the Satellifacts site.
Johnny Depp in a French movie
Madame du Barry, whose real name is Jeanne Bécu, was a former luxury prostitute, well known to the Parisian elite, who will seduce Louis XV, solitary and neurasthenic, at the end of his reign, in 1768. This is not the first time that Johnny Depp has joined the cast of a French film. This had already been the case in 1999 for The Ninth Gate by Roman Polanski, in 2000 for Le Chocolat by Juliette Binoche, or in 2004 for They married and had many children by Yvan Attal, in which he had made a short appearance.