news culture The Favourite: Release date, history… We take stock of the new film with Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp signs his return to the cinema in a new historical film: The Favourite. The JV newsroom invites you to take stock of this new film about Jeanne du Barry, the last favorite of King Louis XV.
- What is the release date of the movie The Favourite?
- What is the synopsis of the movie The Favourite?
- Who are the creatives behind the movie La Favourite?
- What is the cast of the movie The Favourite?
- Do you want to know more?
What is the release date of the movie The Favourite?
The Favorite will be released in French cinemas in 2023. No further details were given about the film’s release date. The project was announced at the beginning of the year. Principal photography is expected to begin this summer and span a period of three months.
What is the synopsis of the movie The Favourite?
The film follows the life of Jeanne du Barry, who experienced a controversial rise during the second half of the 18th century. She was known as a lady-in-waiting who offered her services only to the elite of society. One day, she manages to seduce the highest authority of this elite: King Louis XV “the Beloved” then at the end of his reign. This relationship is talked about at Court, forcing the King to marry her favorite to the Count du Barry, to keep her close to him without making too much noise. But you know society, regardless of the time, scandals always end up breaking out. Juana is nicknamed “the best jumper in Paris”, illustrating his passage from the Pont-Neuf to the Cour du Bien-Aimé, and more precisely his bed. On the King’s death in 1774, he was consigned to an abbey before being placed on the gallows in 1793 during the Revolution.
Who are the creatives behind the movie La Favourite?
The film is directed by Maiwennalready at the origin of polishes (2011), and My King (2015). The director is known for addressing strong themes in her films, such as pedophilia or narcissistic perversity, and other sensitive topics. She was nominated for the Césars for Best Female Hope and Best First Feature for Excuse mebut also Best Director for My King Y polishes.
What is the cast of the movie The Favourite?
In addition to being in process, Maiwenn will play Madame du Barry as the title character. Johnny Depp plays the role of Louis XV, despite the setbacks of his trial with his ex-wife Amber Heard. Recall that the actress was found guilty of defamation of the actor, condemning her to pay him the sum of 15 million dollars. Meanwhile, the actor was forced to pay him $2 million after defamatory comments made by his lawyer in the Daily Mail. This is the first time that Johnny Depp has played such a major role in a French film. Luis Garrel (The Fearsome), Pierre-Richard (The Goat) and Noemie Lvovsky (Working girls) should also be a part of this.
Do you want to know more?
- This is Johnny Depp’s first movie since his trial with Amber Heard.
- Movie The favorite It already premiered in 2018 with Olivia Colman and Emma Stone.
- The book The Countess of Barrywritten by Christiane Gil, it develops the relationship between Jeanne de Barry and Louis XV.