Movie about King Louis XV.
Netflix supports Johnny Depp
07/08/2022 11:13 am
Since the end of the trial against his ex Amber Heard, things are going much better for Johnny Depp. He is currently touring Europe as a musician. Now Netflix has also confirmed its upcoming film project about King Louis XV. financial support in France.
Netflix has acquired the rights to stream Johnny Depp’s next film, La Favorite, in France. It will be the Hollywood star’s first starring role since taking his ex-wife Amber Heard to court.
As “Bloomberg” reports, citing insiders, Netflix is said to have bought the rights to stream the film 15 months after its theatrical release in France. These conditions have not yet been confirmed. Outside of France, the streaming giant has no rights to the material. With the sale of the film rights, the makers finance the production of the film. Netflix is also not involved in the creation.
Depp portrays French King Louis XV in “La Favorite,” directed by Maiwenn Le Besco. She also takes on the female lead role and embodies Jeanne du Barry, the king’s mistress. The film is scheduled to hit French cinemas in 2023.
Worry about Hollywood boycott
Depp’s fears of being boycotted by Hollywood over an article by his ex-wife appear to have been further quashed by the Netflix deal. Disney is also rumored to have shown renewed interest in the former Pirates of the Caribbean star.
Johnny Depp has sued Amber Heard for defamation for $50 million. A guest post by the actress in The Washington Post about her experiences with domestic violence, which didn’t identify Depp, ruined his reputation, the actor said. In the end, Depp won in court, Amber Heard has to pay her ex-husband $ 10.35 million. The actress’ lawyers want to appeal the verdict.