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Saudi Arabia Comes To Johnny Depp’s Aid after Hollywood Shuns Him Following French Comeback Movie ‘Jeanne du Barry’

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Johnny Depp has been making fans wait for his return to the big screen after a roller coaster
trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard. While that comes at a stretch, deeming his comeback unsure
of when it would happen in Hollywood, he does seem to have taken a step towards international
cinema with a French period movie.

Johnny Depp as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry.
Johnny Depp as King Louis XV in Jeanne du Barry.

The Saudi Arabian Film Festival welcomed the actor and will back him up with this upcoming
project. Jeanne Du Barry will be his latest movie and the actor would portray none other than
King Louis XV alongside director and lead role Maïwenn, who will be playing Madame Du Barry.

Johnny Depp Returns To Cinema With French Movie

Johnny Depp is set to make his big screen return in Jeanne du Barry
Johnny Depp is set to make his big screen return in Jeanne du Barry

After a long battle, Johnny Depp once again returns to cinema at the Saudi Arabian Red Sea
Film Festival, alongside Maïwenn. The anticipation had been to see him return to Hollywood,
but it seems as if Saudi Arabia and France have the actor’s back. The film is said to have a
small theatrical release in France alone, and then will shortly be added to Netflix. This will be
Depp’s first film since the trial and will mark his return to the film industry.

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Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).

Jeanne du Barry is the Red Sea Film Foundation’s first international co-production with France,
since its inception in 2019. The foundation has supported the development, production, and
post-production of approximately 170 films from Africa and the Arab world. Pascal Caucheteux
and Grégoire Sorlat of Why Not Production Company, Johnny Depp’s IN.2, La Petite Reine, and
France Télévisions are producing the film. The movie’s executive producers will be at the Red
Sea Film Festival. World sales are managed by Wild Bunch International. A lot of what the
movie aims to stand up against is the controversies and limitations that will be presented.

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Johnny Depp’s Movie Will Highlight Women In Front Of As Well As Behind The Camera

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Johnny Depp

Being a production company as well as a film festival in Saudi Arabia, it is astonishing to see the
focus that their initiative has in terms of highlighting women in cinema. While the country has a
staggering amount of laws against women, this very step is a push towards empowering and
giving light to talent which is already present in the industry.

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Not only that, but Johnny Depp’s recent trial has led him to be dragged into a lot of
controversies that keep directors from hiring the actor for their movies. The director for Jeanne
Du Barry is not interested in these controversies and cares more about the talent that lies in
various women of cinema.

Source: THR

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for Fandomwire. She is currently doing her Bachelor's of Arts in English Honours. Adya likes to read a lot and it would not be a surprise to see her spend her entire day playing Genshin Impact. Her articles range from Marvel, DC and movies to Mental Health Awareness.