Johnny Depp finally returns to the big screen as trailer is released for new movie Jeanne du Barry
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People are flocking to social media in response to the trailer for Jeanne du Barry starring Johnny Depp being released.
Johnny Depp is starring in upcoming French biographical film Jeanne du Barry.
The actor hasn't been seen on the big screen since he won his defamation trial against ex-partner Amber Heard in June 2022.
Fans of the actor have since taken to social media in excitement over the impending release.
Jeanne du Barry, written by Maïwenn and Teddy Lussi-Modeste, stars Johnny Depp as Louis XV and Maïwenn as Madame du Barry.
Other cast members include Pierre Richard, Noémie Lvovsky, Benjamin Lavernhe, Melvil Poupaud, Pascal Greggory and India Hair
The official synopsis reads: "Jeanne Vaubernier, a young working-class woman hungry for culture and pleasure [who] uses her intelligence and allure to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one."
People have flocked to social media in response to the trailer.
One user wrote: "Depp’s portrayal of the monarch is a testament to his exceptional acting prowess, as he breathes life into a character who is both powerful and vulnerable, regal and flawed... Jeanne Du Barry is a poignant reminder of Johnny Depp’s incredible talent.."
"Johnny Depp is heading to Cannes. The actor's new film, Jeanne du Barry, from director Maïwenn, will open the 76th Cannes Film Festival on May 16. Definitely a big moment for his career at this stage of his comeback..." another wrote.
A third commented: "A visually stunning historical drama (& a beautiful original score)
"Thank you, Johnny Depp, for choosing the projects that keep the art of cinema alive.
"Bravo, Maïwenn, you’ve created a magnificent film."
Depp hasn't been spotted on the big screen since he was awarded USD$15 million ($AUD 20.6 million, £11.9 million) in damages after a Virginia jury voted in favour of him, resolving Amber Heard's op-ed in The Washington Post had been defamatory.
While not mentioning Depp by name, the Pirates of the Caribbean's lawyers argued Heard's op-ed falsely insinuated she'd been domestically abused by the actor.
The trial lasted six weeks and took place at Virginia's Fairfax County Circuit Court.
The jury awarded Heard - who met Depp on the set of 2011 film The Rum Diary - $2 million (£1.6 million) in compensatory damages on the basis she didn't prove all elements of defamation.
Jeanne du Barry is currently set for release on 16 May, 2023 in France at Cannes Film Festival.