Johnny Depp is back on screens! Jeanne du Barry, his comeback film, is a French biopic known for having earned him a seven-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival.
Now, I know we all want answers to certain questions like: When is Jeanne du Barry releasing in the US? Will it be available for streaming online? Read on to know all the juicy details!
Jeanne du Barry was released in France on 16 May 2023, with its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It was announced to release on Netflix in France around August 2024. However, its release date outside France has yet to be officially announced.
1. Has the trailer for Jeanne du Barry released?
The trailer for Jeanne du Barry was released on April 6, 2023. It showcases Johnny Depp as King Louis XV and Maiwenn as Jeanne du Barry, his favorite mistress. The movie deals with their relationship amid controversies regarding her stature and her high ambitions.
2. Jeanne du Barry Release Date
Jeanne du Barry enjoyed its premiere as the opening film of the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2023. It was released in theatres in France on the same day and will hit Netflix in 2024. However, its release details, theatrical or online, outside France or in the US, have yet to be confirmed.
If the film is to follow in the footsteps of the French horror film Titane, then Depp’s long-awaited comeback can be watched in US theatres around August 2023. Titane, after being released in French theaters in July 2021, was distributed in the US in October.
3. Will Jeanne du Barry release on Netflix?
Jeanne du Barry has been announced to release on Netflix around August 2024 in France. Its online release outside France or in the United States is yet to be announced. However, the movie is expected to reach Netflix subscribers in the US after its French online release.
4. Is Johnny Depp’s Comeback Film Worth Watching?
Jeanne du Barry’s premiere at Cannes Film Festival earned Johnny Depp, who plays one of the main characters in the film, a seven-minute standing ovation. Cannes director Thierry Fremaux also praised the film and Depp’s performance.
According to Collider, when asked about the selection of the opener for the 76th edition of the Cannes Festival, Fremaux said that it was because it’s a “beautiful film” and that “Johnny Depp is magnificent in it.”
This is Depp’s first outing in three years after a highly publicized defamation trial against his ex-wife Amber Heard. The film, also titled La Favorite, sees him portray the life of another historical figure.
Despite several being doubtful of the movie being received as well due to the allegations and controversies surrounding Depp in recent years, the biographical drama is receiving much attention and praise from critics after its Cannes premiere.
Depp was reported to have been holding back tears as he waved at the audience after the movie was screened, and Maiwenn also shed tears as she addressed the audience.
The movie currently has a 60% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; however, it is to be seen how the statistic changes once the film is available to a larger audience.
5. What is the Plot of Jeanne du Barry?
Jeanne du Barry is a dramatized biopic of King Louis XV, the last king of France before the French Revolution. The movie covers his failings as a monarch and his romance with Madame De Barry, his favorite mistress.
King Louis XV was known for his corrupt rule that brought the empire to financial ruin and for his many mistresses. The film follows Jeanne du Barry, a low-born French woman who ends up as the King’s favorite mistress as she climbs the social ladder with her wit and charm.
Unaware of her being a courtesan, the King finds a new purpose for living with her. She moves into his Versailles palace, creating much controversy and scandal among the King’s family and court.
Due to her rebellious spirit, De Barry tries to change things around her and showcases it with the way she dresses and acts. She is book-read and philosophical, making her more intelligent than most, including the King. Of all the King’s mistresses, she is the one who was able to turn things upside down.
The movie’s trailer hints at much more and we must wait to witness it all. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a quick release of the film in the US!
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6. About Jeanne du Barry
Jeanne du Barry is a French-language historical romance produced by France’s Why Not Productions and directed by Maïwenn Le Besco, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Teddy Lussi-Modeste.
The film is based on the historical, real-life love story of the controversial French monarch Louis XV and his favorite mistress and courtesan, Jeanne du Barry. It’s an adaptation of the life of Jeanne du Barry, the last royal mistress in the Court of Versailles, and her scandalous journey to it.
Johnny Depp plays Louis XV while the director herself stars as the titular courtesan. Other cast members include Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory, and India Hair. The film was released in France on May 16, 2023.