We’ll be a year gone from the widely publicized defamation lawsuit between ex-spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in a few months. Depp received a positive decision at the end of the trial and has since endeavored to move on with his life. This includes his acting profession, for which he has secured a post-trial film. The film, Jeanne du Barry, will be released this year and will have its world debut this month at the Cannes Film Festival. Depp will also be in attendance and will walk the red carpet with his partners. The 59-year-old entertainer has already scheduled another major festival performance.
The 57th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will be place in the Czech Republic this summer. A celebration for Russell Crowe, who is slated to win the Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema, is among the many events planned. Meanwhile, the event is slated to reveal the newest in its yearly series of original trailers, with Johnny Depp likely to appear in it, according to Deadline.
To provide background, these trailers are used to recognize prize winners from the festival’s history. In 2021, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor presented Minamata and Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan, two films he created. According to the report, his presence in the proceedings at the time was remarkable since he was still immersed in a court battle with his ex-wife. He’ll be the 18th individual to feature in the Ivan Zachariá-directed trailer this year.
Lately, Johnny Depp has been progressively attempting to reclaim his place in the Hollywood scene. He has some significant possibilities coming up between Karlovy Vary and Cannes. Despite the fact that Depp is moving on from his turbulent past, some people appear to object to his being acknowledged.
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Following the announcement that his forthcoming historical drama will be premiere at Cannes, many questioned the choice to spotlight his work. Thierry Fremaux, the event’s director, then published a statement defending the decision. As he put it, displaying the Mawenn-directed film isn’t a “controversial choice at all.” He further claimed that the actor who played Edward Scissorhands won his court fight and that the film “isn’t about” him.
Jeanne du Barry, which was originally named La Favorite, is set in 17th-century France. The plot revolves on the titular Jeanne, a working-class lady who manages to gain the favor of King Louis XV. Mawenn directs and co-writes the film, and Johnny Depp plays the late king.
It’s anyone’s guess how Johnny Depp will be treated when he appears at both film festivals. Nonetheless, it seems that he has been quite successful in rejuvenating his career thus far. And, given that he’s already been recruited for two large events, there’s a likelihood that others may follow suit.
The 2023 Cannes Film Festival will take place from May 16 to 23, while the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place from June 30 to July 8.