Netflix Inc. acquired the right to stream the new Johnny Depp film ‘La Favorite,’ according to a recent report by Bloomberg.
The French movie is set to start filming in France this summer and Netflix now has the streaming rights to La Favorite 15 months after its theatrical release.
This project marks Depp’s return to the big screen in his first role since winning the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard.
Depp, 59, has previously said on multiple occasions that he feels betrayed by Hollywod studios and is reaffirming that stance with his latest project.
In the movie, Depp will portray King Louis XV, predecessor to the Louis XVI reign that led to the French Revolution.
Scoop: Netflix is set to co-finance Johnny Depp’s next film "La Favorite", a bet on the actor’s first feature role following his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard https://t.co/GlsHY2q7aH
— Benoît Berthelot (@BenoitBerthelot) July 7, 2022
La Favorite release date
La Favorite, directed by Maïwenn Le Besco, will be released to French audiences in theaters sometime during 2023.
Le Besco will also play Madame du Barry, the infamous mistress of King Louis VX.
The film is set to be Depp’s big comeback to Depp, who hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2020.
This will be Depp’s first full film in French, a language with which he became wholly-acquainted when he lived in France with ex-partner Vanessa Paradis.
Netflix vowed to invest $40.7 million on French movies in 2022, starting with the new Depp film.