During the last few months, Johnny Depp has been, without a doubt, the most talked-about actor in the world. However, that conversation was not due to his film career, but to the trial that also involved Amber Heard. Now, after many months of dealing with a personal matter, the actor is ready to return to working life. What we did not expect is that he did it hand in hand with Netflix.
According to Bloomberg, Netflix will open the portfolio to have the next Johnny Depp movie: La Favorite. The project is centered on the figure of Louis XIV —perhaps you know him better as “Louis the Great”—, King of France between 1643 and 1715. Of course, Johnny Depp would be responsible for playing Louis XIV. The production intends that its setting be as faithful as possible to reality, which is why it will be a feature film in the French language.
Now, Bloomberg clarifies some important points about the new film by Johnny Depp. First, it will be released in theaters worldwide. And when it’s time to leap streaming 15 months later, it will be exclusively on Netflix France. What happens to the rest of the territories? At least initially they would have to settle for seeing La Favorite in theaters since at the moment there is no information indicating its launch on the platform of other countries.
Beyond the issue of availability, the aforementioned medium comments that Maïwenn Le Besco, French actress, and screenwriter, will direct La Favorite. However, she will also participate as an actress in a leading role. Maïwenn recently appeared in All-Inclusive, The Price of Success, and L’amour est un crime parfait, among many others. Her filmography extends to the beginning of the eighties, so she has plenty of experience in the sector. Of course, it will be the first time that she works with Johnny Depp.
King of France: Johnny Depp from pirate to king
In recent weeks, shortly after Amber Heard’s trial ended, rumors surfaced of Johnny Depp’s possible return to Pirates of the Caribbean. According to a publication by the Australian medium Poptopic, Disney would have offered him $300 million to reprise the role of Jack Sparrow in the next installment of the franchise.
The commotion generated was so great that Jerry Bruckheimer, producer of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie, had to come out to deny the rumors. However, he did not close the door on the actor’s possible return at a later time. “Not at this point. The future is yet to be decided,” he commented.