Johnny Depp Cements Comeback With Netflix Original

Now Netflix is preparing to join Johnny Depp in his role as Louis XV, we know he will be making his big return to acting

Jeanne du Barry has been renamed La Favorite and will tell the story of Jeanne Bécu, a seamstress who rises to become Louis XV's official mistress through the ranks of his court

Netflix will co-finance and stream the French period drama, which is directed and starring Maiwenn

French Netflix plans to release La Favorite 15 months after its release in France in 2023

Johnny Depp will be acting in French for the first time in this film

He and his ex-wife Amber Heard recently settled a highly publicized legal battle

Heard published an op-ed in The Washington Post in 2018, where she wrote about her domestic abuse experiences. Depp sued Heard for defamation

Ultimately, the jury ruled in Depp's favor, awarding him millions of dollars in damages