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Johnny Depp’s Comeback Film Jeanne du Barry Releases Trailer and Release Date

Johnny Depp's Comeback Film Jeanne du Barry Releases Trailer and Release Date
Johnny Depp in Jeanne du Barry (Maïwenn)

Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp is making his grand return to the big screen with the historical drama “Jeanne du Barry,” now set for a theatrical release in the United States.

Courtesy of Fathom Events and Vertical, the film will have an exclusive engagement in over 500 theaters starting May 2nd. Directed by and starring Maïwenn, alongside Depp, the film tells the compelling true story of Jeanne Vaubernier’s rise from peasantry to becoming the official mistress of King Louis XV.

The film’s official synopsis details Jeanne Vaubernier’s journey as she uses her charms to escape poverty. Her lover, the Comte du Barry (Poupaud), arranges for her to meet King Louis XV (Depp), a meeting that leads to love at first sight for the king.

Johnny Depp's Comeback Film Jeanne du Barry Releases Trailer and Release Date

Johnny Depp in Jeanne du Barry (Maïwenn)

As Jeanne becomes the king’s mistress, scandal ensues as the court struggles to accept her. The movie, which premiered at the 76th Cannes Film Festival, received a seven-minute standing ovation, signaling a successful comeback for Depp.

The film, co-written, directed, and produced by Maïwenn, features a cast of renowned French actors including Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, and Pascal Greggory.

The screenplay was co-written by Teddy Lussi-Modeste and Nicolas Livecchi, with Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat producing. The film’s stunning visuals and atmosphere are credited to cinematographer Laurent Dailland, editor Laure Gardette, production designer Angelo Zamparutti, costume designer Jürgen Doering, and composer Stephen Warbeck.

Johnny Depp in Jeanne du Barry (Maïwenn)

Peter Jarowey, a partner at Vertical, expressed enthusiasm for the U.S. release, emphasizing Depp’s wide appeal and the film’s prior success at Cannes. He stated, “Jeanne du Barry was a sensation at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and we are thrilled to partner with Fathom Events for the nationwide theatrical release of Maïwenn’s stunning piece of cinematic art showcasing Johnny Depp’s return to the big screen.”

Depp’s recent years have been overshadowed by legal battles with his ex-wife Amber Heard, culminating in a highly publicized defamation trial that largely ruled in his favor.

This return to acting marks a significant step in his career revival. In addition to “Jeanne du Barry,” Depp is slated to direct “Modì,” a biographical drama about Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, and is reportedly being considered for a role in Terry Gilliam’s “Carnival at the End of Days,” where he would play Satan.

Koushik Ghorai
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Koushik is a cinephile residing in Delhi, India. He specializes in dissecting classic films and contemporary cinema trends. Contact him at [email protected].

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