Johnny Depp to star as the French king as he arrives in Paris to film the first movie since winning the defamation trial

Since winning his defamation case against Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has been spotted leaving for Paris to begin filming his first movie. The first movie project Depp has worked on after his well-publicized defamation victory over Amber Heard earlier this month was the announcement that he has been cast as Louis XV of France in Maiwenn’s film.

On Monday, June 27, the actor arrived in Paris and was taken to his hotel by security.

Johnny Depp has arrived in Paris where filming for Maiwenn’s new historical drama is expected to begin. Credit: Shutterstock

According to Metro, Maiwenn’s movie, which is currently named Jeanne du Barry on IMDb, will shoot over the course of the next three months in the Palace of Versailles and other locations in and around Paris.

Despite being accused of corruption and immoral behavior toward the conclusion of his 59-year reign, Louis XV died in unfavorable circumstances. Jeanne du Barry, Louis XV’s final mistress, will be portrayed by Maiwenn.

Following a Virginia jury’s decision that Heard, the actor’s ex-wife, must pay him $15 million in damages for domestic abuse charges she made in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post, which they agreed defamed Depp, Depp touched down in Paris a few weeks ago.

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Later, the charges were limited to $10.35 million, and Heard was given $2 million in damages via a counterclaim in a separate judgment.

However, on June 24, Depp and Heard’s legal teams were unable to strike a last-minute agreement. Heard’s legal team has indicated that she will likely appeal the decision, which would bring them both back into court.

And while Depp is getting ready to play a brand-new part, Captain Jack Sparrow is one character whose shoes we won’t be seeing him fill anytime soon.

Johnny Depp is seen leaving his hotel to go to the airport after spending a few days incognito in the French capital Paris.

Depp appeared to affirm this week that he won’t ever make another appearance in the Pirates of the Caribbean series.

The actor’s rep has dismissed the rumors that he will be making a comeback, telling NBC that they were “made up.”

The remarks made by Depp’s agent were in response to a Pop Topic post that stated Disney was “hopeful” Depp would reprise the role and had been given $301 million to do so.

Johnny Depp getting out of a car.

Johnny Depp, who has established himself as the face of the successful franchise, last portrayed Jack Sparrow in 2017’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge.

Two more Pirates movies, one of which purportedly will feature Margot Robbie, are in development, but the 59-year-old actor isn’t involved in any of them.