Netflix Not Funding Johnny Depp Comeback Movie: Report | Hollywood
Actor Johnny Depp has made headlines amid his defamation case with Amber Heard. According to new information, Johnny is preparing for his Netflix movie which will be released in France. Earlier, there were reports that the movie was backed by Netflix itself. Read also : When Johnny Depp said he was a “lucky man” to have Amber Heard in his life
Johnny will play King Louis XV in the period piece La Favorite. Directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, the film should be released in 2023 in French cinemas. The film will be Johnny’s first since the trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard. The actor won $10 million in compensatory damages in the defamation lawsuit against Amber on June 1. The same jury awarded $2 million to Amber, who made similar claims. She said she would appeal.
According to a report by Variety, sources close to Netflix clarified that it will not fund the film but only acquired the license to stream it in France after completing the country’s 15-month theatrical window. It is actually produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Why Not Productions by Grégoire Sorlat.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tied the knot in a secret ceremony at their Los Angeles home in 2015, after dating for several years. Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny on May 23, 2016 and obtained a temporary restraining order against him. She said Johnny had physically assaulted her during their relationship, and it most often happened while he was high on drugs or alcohol. Read also : Amber Heard received ‘hate and vitriol’ during Johnny Depp trial
Johnny last starred in a film in 2020, and with La Favorite he will mark his debut in French cinema. It should be filmed this summer for three months in places such as the Palace of Versailles, according to the newspaper Figaro.
Johnny’s last film, Minamata, was released in 2020 and was based on the book of the same name by Aileen Mioko Smith and W. Prior to that, he appeared in the 2019 film Waiting for the Barbarians.
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