Johnny Depp has a new female friend in his life, despite appearances to the contrary, and this is true… However, there is not the least bit of romance in their relationship.
It should come as no surprise that Depp made news over the weekend when he was sighted in Italy along with the fiery-haired woman. Fans suspected that the lady may be Depp’s new lover since she was seen with Johnny when he was in town for the Umbria Jazz Festival, where Johnny performed with Jeff Beck.
However, this is not the case at all… we have talked to sources who have informed us that the lady is now working on Depp’s forthcoming film “Jeanne du Barry” as a French instructor.
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If you are Johnny and you have a lifestyle that is characterized by continual travel and performance, it makes a lot of sense to take your instructor with you on the road.
The film will be Depp’s first release in three years; in it, he will portray Louis XV. The story of the film will revolve around the life of Jeanne Bécu, who was Louis’ mistress at the time of his death.
Johnny Depp’s Next Film Isn’t Funded by Netflix but Will Stream in France
Netflix is not supporting Johnny Depp’s comeback to acting after his defamation trial against Amber Heard. According to Bloomberg, Netflix is providing “financial support” for the French film “La Favorite,” starring Johnny Depp. However, a Netflix insider has now assured Variety that this is not the case.
Netflix is not providing any funding, but the service has licensed the film for streaming in France after the picture has been shown in theaters there for 15 months. This movie did not originate from Netflix.
Depp will play Louis XV of France in “La Favorite.” Earlier this year, Variety claimed that “Mon Roi” director Maiwenn would be directing a movie that will spend three months shooting this summer in locales including the Palace of Versailles. Maiwenn plays Jeanne du Barry, the final mistress of Louis XV, in the film.
Paris-based Why Not Productions (“A Prophet”), led by Pascal Caucheteux and Gregoire Sorlat, are behind the film. Global sales are being handled by Wild Bunch International (“Titane”). For Depp, this is his first significant part since Andrew Levitas’ war photographer W. Eugene Smith biopic “Minamata,” set for release in 2020.
On June 1st, Depp’s defamation trial against Heard concluded in his favor. After a jury decided that she defamed Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed that alluded to her earlier accusations of domestic abuse, the “Aquaman” actress was sentenced to pay $10.35 million in damages to Depp ($10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages).
Depp said in a statement after the verdict, “From the very beginning, the purpose of pursuing this lawsuit was to uncover the truth, regardless of the result.” I felt an obligation to my children and to those who have always stood by me, to tell the truth. At last, I can rest easy since I know I have done that.