Johnny Depp, next movie after the trial With the verdict of the popular jury, the lengthy and mediatic trial that has faced Johnny Depp against Amber Heard on charges of defamation has come to an end. She will have to pay him 15 million dollars, while he will only have to compensate her with 2 million dollars.
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Although the period to appeal the sentence is now open, which could postpone the arrival of a firm resolution for several years, before it arrives, the effect of the trial on the professional careers of both Hollywood stars and their perception by a public opinion has followed the legal process with the feverish addiction of a reality show.
In fact, the millionaire losses that Johnny Depp denounced for his expulsion from the Pirates of the Caribbean saga and Fantastic Beasts as a result of the publication of the article by Amber Heard where his ex-partner identified himself as a survivor of an abusive relationship. Then came Depp’s lawsuit against The Sun for calling him a “batterer of women,” which he lost, and the disappearance of high-profile offers in Hollywood.
That never meant that Depp’s career hit a sudden stop, as he continued to find work as an actor in other latitudes. In 2021 he premiered the British-Japanese co-production The Minamata Photographer (Andrew Levitas, 2020), and was awarded the Donostia Award at the San Sebastian Festival.
Before the resolution of the case against Amber Heard, she had already lined up what will be her first job after the trial: the film Jeanne du Barry. This is a French historical production, directed by and starring the actress Maïwenn (Polisse, My love), where Johnny Depp will play King Louis XV of France.
The film will focus on the story of Jeanne Bécu, played by Maïwenn herself, a poor woman who ended up becoming the monarch’s lover at court. It was one of the titles that moved in the Marché du Film of the recent Cannes Festival to find international buyers, with a cast that also included Louis Garrel, Noémie Lvovsky, and Pierre Richard.
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