The streaming giant known for hits like stranger things, Bridgerton Y Squid Game is set to license and stream Depp’s next film, on the heels of the bombshell in the actor’s libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard.
Citing anonymous sources, BloombergNews reported on Thursday that Netflix to Financially Back French Period Film ‘La Favourite’in which Depp will play King Louis XV.
A source close to Netflix said that the streamer is not financing the film, but rather obtained its license to release it on the platform 15 months after the French theatrical release. Regarding this rumor, Netflix did not comment.
Directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, the film is expected to be released in 2023 in French cinemas and will be available on Netflix in France 15 months later. It’s unclear if, or when, the film will be available on Netflix worldwide.
For his part, a representative for Depp declined to comment.
the favorite brand Depp’s first film role since Hollywood shunned the actor after Heard accused him of domestic violence. the actor of Pirates of the Caribbean won $10 million in compensatory damages in a lurid defamation lawsuit against Heard in June.
The same jury awarded $2 million to Heard, who made similar claims. the actress of Aquaman He has said he would appeal.
Depp last appeared in a movie in 2020, and this will be her first time performing in French. The film will be filmed this summer for three months in places such as the castle of Versailles, according to the newspaper. The Figaro.
According to IMBD, the director, Le Besco, will also act alongside Depp and play Madame du Barry, the famous mistress of Louis XV. Le Besco has directed critically acclaimed films such as police Y monroy.
Following a recent agreement with the French film guilds, Netflix and other streaming platforms are expected to spend a portion of their revenue on local movies. the giant of streaming said it would invest a total of $40.7 million in French films in 2022, as it has been successful with French series such as Lupine Y Call My Agent.
Other upcoming French movies selected by Netflix include the comedy Asterix & Obelix: l’Empire du Milieudirected by Guillaume Canet, and Chien et chatdirected by actress and director Reem Kherici, according to the company.
Johnny Depp is ‘happy to get his life back’
Johnny Depp is on the mend after his victory in the libel trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. It was said by his old friend for two decades and former co-star, Greg Ellis, who in an interview with a US media shed some light on the current state of mind of the 59-year-old man.
Ellis, 54, and Depp starred in the franchise together.Pirates of the Caribbean’ and they first crossed paths at a reading table in the Viper Room in Los Angeles, 20 years earlier. There they began a friendship that has been consolidated to date.
Ellis told Fox News recently that he recently spoke with the star of Edward Scissorhands since the trial ended last month.
In this sense, the actor Days of Our Lives shared that Depp is “in a good mood” and claimed that “the weight of the world has been lifted off him.”
Ellis explained that he thinks Depp is trying to focus on his music and other film projects, as he has recently been seen in the UK giving concerts alongside Jeff Beck.
The British filmmaker also noted that people around him are likely to be “very choosy” about who the Kentucky native works with.
“So, I think he’s happy to get his life back and I hope there’s less talk about it.” Ellis said, referring to the trial that ultimately led to a $10.3 million victory for Depp.