Johnny Depp: after his dismissal from Fantastic Beasts, he returns as king in a French film

Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts 2: the actor fired, he finds a role in a film by Maïwenn Johnny Depp is back. “Boycotted” by Hollywood according to his own words following the legal case which opposes him to Amber Heard, the actor will make his return to the cinema, more than a year after his dismissal from the saga Fantastic Beasts. And it is in a French film signed Maiwenn that the former Jack Sparrow of Pirates of the Caribbean will play.

For several years, Johnny Depp has been in torment. The actor faces a legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard who accused him of domestic violence (something the actor also accuses his ex-partner of). At the end of 2020, a judgment pushed the producers of Fantastic Beaststo announce his dismissal, when filming had begun. Replaced by Mads Mikkelsen, the actor has still released a few films since but said he was boycotted by Hollywood. “For Hollywood boycotting me just because I'm being boycotted? A man, an actor in an unpleasant and messy situation, in recent years? The last 5 years have been surreal, an absurdity linked to the calculations of the media. Whatever I went through, it happened. But, in the absolute, this precise part of my existence is so absurd” he had declared.

Johnny Depp's new role in the cinema

If Hollywood doesn't seem to want him too much anymore, Johnny Depp will soon make his return in a French film. According to Satellifax, the actor will play King Louis XV in a film directed by Maïwenn (Polisse, My King) For the moment, few details are known about the project, except that the director will also play the main female role, the mistress of the monarch, the Comtesse du Barry. Filming should begin next summer and last three months in France, notably in Versailles and Paris.

The actor will therefore finally make his back in front of the cameras, a first for many months.In 2020, Johnny Depp was in the casting of the film Minamata, shot in 2019 and whose release has been postponed many times in the United States following concerns the actor's legal lon the director of the film.

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