Netflix will play host to Johnny Depp’s first new film in over two years.
Depp, who has spent the mountainous majority of 2022 engaged in a advanced factual fight with his ex-essential other Amber Heard, has no longer made a feature film since Minamata, a drama released in 2020. He is now confirmed to star in La Accepted, where he’s going to play French monarch King Louis XV.
Info first broke of Depp and Netflix’s involvement within the film earlier on the present time (July 7), when reports from Bloomberg indicated that Netflix would be serving to to finance and circulate Depp’s new film.
TechRadar has learned from a Netflix spokesperson that the streaming huge is no longer offering financing for the film, but has as a replacement licensed the film for hosting on its platform after a theatrical initiating.
La Accepted is a producing from a French firm, Why No longer Productions. It’s anticipated to be released in 2023 in French film theaters with Netflix then ready a elephantine 15 months sooner than this can lumber on the platform. Even then, the film will seemingly be on hand greatest to Netflix’s French subscribers.
The French newspaper Le Figaro (opens in new tab) has some miniature print on the film’s shoot, as properly, which is decided for this summer time and might per chance per chance well encompass work at France’s ancient Palace of Versailles.
Working alongside Depp on the project will seemingly be Maïwenn Le Besco, known simply in France as Maïwenn. She’s going to both enlighten and star within the film, that also will seemingly be a biopic of the lifetime of Jeanne Bécu
Bécu, who grew up in poverty as the illegitimate daughter of an impoverished seamstress, went on to upward thrust via the Court docket of Louis XV to turn out to be his closing legitimate mistress.
Booked to star alongside the pair are Pierre Richard and Noémie Lvovsky.
Diagnosis: A dangerous pass for Netflix?
When talking to TechRadar, Netflix’s spokesperson became as soon as eager to stress that the streaming huge is offering no money to the project and that this can greatest be on hand in France. That is no longer Netflix placing its arm around Depp and shepherding him support into the spotlight, else you’d imagine their executives would be placing their arms of their pockets.
After the stop of his trial, which performed out in brutal, nefarious detail in televised lawsuits, Depp has spent the summer time on tour with damaged-down rocker Jeff Beck, but speculation had already been rife about when he would return to performing and in what construct of project.
Vanity Fine (opens in new tab) quotes a film alternate provide of their listing on the announcement of Depp’s involvement within the project, who tells the magazine: “I judge it’s sincere going to mediate one studio hiring him. Perchance he has to to find an independent film or to find one thing that’s launch air the studio draw for it to be acceptable to rent him as soon as more.”
It appears to be like Depp has made that precise pass. An independent film, shot in Europe a long way from the setting of his trial, as a serious step support. Whether Vanity Fine’s provide proves to be beautiful and a Hollywood studio will e book Depp over as soon as more, greatest time will show.
Tom Goodwyn is TechRadar’s Senior Leisure Editor. He oversees TechRadar’s coverage of the applicable TV presentations, documentaries and movies staunch via streaming products and companies, theaters and beyond. Basically based completely in London, he loves nothing more than spending all day in a film theater, properly, he did sooner than he had two childhood…