The official trailer for the forthcoming film Jeanne du Barry was released earlier this week.
Johnny Depp, 59, makes a triumphant comeback to the big screen in the French historical picture, playing King Louis XV opposite actress and director Mawenn, 46.
The Golden Globe winner plays the silver-haired king as he takes on a royal mistress, after whom the film is titled.
This will be his first endeavor in three years after his victory in the highly publicized defamation battle against ex-wife Amber Heard, 36.
However, prior to the publication, Mawenn was accused of’spitting in his face’ by a journalist and is now being sued for the purported attack.
The video begins with Jeanne Vaubernier, performed by Mawenn Le Besco, charming a gathering of partygoers.
Later in the film, she is shown making a stunning entry at Versailles after narration explains that her husband wanted to introduce her to the monarch – images of whom were revealed earlier this year.
After being ordered not to gaze directly at the king, Jeanne does so confidently, knowing it is a “invitation to intimacy.”
Despite knowing she would face disfavor from the court, she does not listen, and King Louis XV falls completely smitten with her.
The remainder of the clip depicts everyone in the king’s inner circle, including his royal advisers and daughters, voicing their displeasure.
Ignoring the advise, he pursues the love affair till passion swiftly turns to controversy.
‘You are learning the evil side of the monarch,’ Jeanne is told at the trailer’s conclusion.
The closing scene shows her sprinting up a set of stairs that seem to go nowhere while a voice warns (in French): ‘You are in severe danger, madame.’
The plot revolves on ‘Jeanne Vaubernier, a young working-class lady yearning for culture and pleasure [who] exploits her brains and charm to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one.’
The tale continues as she ‘becomes King Louis XV’s favorite, who, unknowing of her background as a prostitute, regains his hunger for life via her.
‘They fall passionately in love,’ according to the storyline. ‘Jeanne goes to Versailles, where her entrance scandalizes the court, against all decency and etiquette.’
Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Pierre Richard, Pascal Greggory, and India Hair all appear in the film.
On May 16, the film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. On the same day, the film will be released in theaters worldwide and have its French premiere.