Johnny Depp is returning to the big screen!
The renowned entertainer has a new gig lined up weeks after emerging victorious in an intense face-off against his ex-wife Amber Heard in a defamation lawsuit that had fans at the edge of their seats.
After enjoying a well-deserved tour as a musician, METRO revealed that the 59-year-old Kentucky native traveled to France to shoot his first movie following the trial.
Johnny Depp Rocks New Look As He Arrives In Paris To Star As A French King
All hail King Depp! The future certainly looked bright for the “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” star as the paparazzi spotted the Hollywood veteran arriving in Paris, where he would reportedly shoot a new movie.
Beaming with joy, the three-time Academy Award nominee flashed sweet smiles for the cameras that happily followed him as he arrived at his hotel in the French capital.
Keeping things casual, the “21 Jump Street” actor rocked a tan jacket designed with fringe details over a patterned shirt, pairing the unique combo with black jeans and shoes.
Not one to be seen without his signature shades, the “Edward Scissorhands” star accessories featured dark aviator glasses, a wide-brimmed brown hat, and a black briefcase.
Depp also traded his usual goatee for a clean-shaven look but the most notable change was the actor’s hair, which boasted red, brown, and black colors.
This eye-catching multicolored hair was styled in multiple braids and this rare look may be the hairstyle for the SAG Award winner’s new role or simply a fashion statement.
According to the news outlet, the Hollywood Vampires band member was gearing up to star as King Louis XV in the movie, which would be directed by Maïwenn, a French filmmaker.
Details about the upcoming film were being kept under wraps aside from the shooting locations, which would be primarily at the Palace of Versailles and other places in Paris.
So what can fans expect to see from Depp’s character? The “Alice in Wonderland” star would portray the disgraced Louis XV, who ruled France as the country’s king for 59 years from 1715 to 1774.
Although he earned the moniker Louis The Beloved, the monarch’s reign ended tragically after being accused of “debauchery and corruption.”
Ironically, the Golden Globe Award winner’s first movie came after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife. However, unlike Louis XV, the 59-year-old was proven innocent.
The battle between the “Finding Neverland” star and Heard began when the “Aquaman” actress detailed alleged experiences of abuse in a 2018 article published by The Washington Post.
Despite not naming Depp as the perpetrator of these villainous acts, the Hollywood sensation fell from grace as the majority of the public labeled him guilty.
In response, the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner sued the Texas native for defamation and with the support of his legal team in a six-week trial, they convinced the jury that Heard was guilty of slander.
The actor was awarded a total of $8.35million (£6.7million) in damages while the “Justice League” actress got $2m (£1.6million) in damages after counter-suing her ex-husband.
Disney Might Be Trying To Win Back Their Captain Jack Sparrow With A Multimillion-Dollar Deal
The most notable role that made Depp one of the most beloved actors in the world was his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies.
As shared by The Blast, the Kentucky native has played the lead role in the pirate adventure franchise since its first installment in 2003, “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.”
In the four subsequent sequels, the 59-year-old wowed viewers with his hilarious antics as the “dubious, and often-drunken captain” until showrunners ended his reign after the fifth installment.
The father-of-two was cut from the series in 2018 following his ex-wife’s domestic violence allegations. However, the filmmakers’ have seen the error of their decisions in light of Depp’s recent victory.
Sources claimed that Disney hoped to win back the actor for the franchise’s sixth installment and possibly for more sequels by tempting him with a $300 million deal.
An insider also confirmed the news, stating that the media giants wished to fix their relationship with the Hollywood heartthrob.