Netflix will screen Johnny Depp’s next movie, but it will only be available to watch in France.
Depp is gearing up to make his return to acting in La Favorite, which is rumoured to arrive in cinemas next year. Maïwenn Le Besco will direct the film and will also play Madame du Barry, the mistress of King Louis VX, who Depp will portray in the upcoming motion picture.
Initially, it was reported Netflix would be co-financing the film. However, the streaming giant has denied this claim and revealed they would only be screening La Favorite on their platform 15 months after a limited run in cinemas rather than funding the project.
Meanwhile, it was recently rumoured Depp would be returning to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. However, this was denied by the actor. The rumours followed previous comments made by his manager, who claimed Depp missed out on a $22.5 million payday after being dropped by Disney.
“This is made up,” a representative for Depp told NBC News. His return to the franchise was mentioned in the defamation trial. In the trial, he was asked: “If Disney came to you with $300m dollars and a million alpacas, nothing on this earth would get you to go back and work with Disney on a Pirates of the Caribbean film?” and he responded by saying, “That is true”.
At the end of the trial, Depp was awarded $15 million in damages and Heard also recieved $2 million.