American star Johnny Depp is preparing to return to the cinematic scene, after being subjected to a two-year siege by Hollywood. Johnny, director of Algerian origin, will participate in Franco-Algerian Mayouane in her upcoming film, “Louis 15”, and filming is scheduled to begin at Versailles Palace in Paris on July 8, 2022.
According to “Sky News Arabia”, the announcement of the famous French production company “Way Note” of the news came as a surprise, given the angry situation of Johnny Depp from the major Hollywood production companies.
Sources close to the production side indicate to “Sky News” that the details of the project date back to 2020, when the Algerian-born director met actor Johnny Depp, and they had a long conversation about her new film project, but the latter’s entry into a battle with the judiciary caused The project was delayed to 2022.
The film tells the story of one of the former kings of France (Louis 15), who is called the lover, and he ruled Paris for 59 years, the longest period in the history of the rule after Louis XIV.
Johnny Depp’s crisis began when he lost his legal battle with his ex-wife, Amber Heard, who accused him of abusing and beating her. In 2020, Heard published an article in the British newspaper “The Sun” in which she said that he was abusing her.
He later sued her for defamation and sued the British newspaper at the High Court of Justice of England and Wales, but lost the case.
As a result, “Warner Bros” company expelled him from the “Fantastic Beasts” saga, which Disney is preparing to release soon.
Within one year, Johnny Depp’s shares fell on the Hollywood Stock Exchange, after Guinness World Records ranked him in 2012 as the highest-paid actor, with profits exceeding $75 million.
Mayouane holds dual French and Algerian nationalities. She was born in 1976 in France, to an Algerian mother, and her mother is actress Catherine Belkhoja.
Mayouane is going through this different experience in her cinematic path, after presenting a number of films that tell of her relationship with Algeria and the history of her ancestors.
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