Johnny Depp made headlines with his very public and toxic divorce from Amber Heard. Depp seems to have bagged himself his first movie role since losing a slander suit against The Sun newspaper. The lawsuit was around whether or not a story in The Sun in which Depp was referred to as a “wife beater” was defamatory.
The director of ‘Polisse’ and ‘Mon Roi,’ according to Variety, has now hired the actor for a new drama slated to shoot in Versailles this summer. The 58-year-old will play French King Louis XV in a film directed by Maiwenn that has yet to be named.
Why Not Productions will produce the picture, and the synopsis has yet to be published. According to the journal, Wild Bunch International, which handles worldwide sales, will showcase the idea to buyers during next month’s European Film Market in Berlin.
“It can be seen as an event in history that lasted for however long it lasted, this cancel culture, this instant rush to judgement based on what essentially amounts to polluted air,” he said, according to Deadline.
Johnny Deep gave a frightening warning to celebrities and common people about the dangers of cancel culture last September. The Hollywood icon was in Spain for the 2021 San Sebastian Film Festival, where he was honored for his film career with a lifetime achievement award.
Depp has firsthand experience with this issue, having been dropped from films like Pirates of the Caribbean and Fantastic Beasts 3 due to his high-profile defamation lawsuit. His fans must be excited to see him finally coming out of the huge break.
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