Minimata. Amid the legal battle the actor is engaged in with ex-wife Amber Heard, after she accused him of abusing her while they were together.
Depp was asked to step down from his role as Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore after a U. K. court ruled against him in his defamation lawsuit against The Sun, which called him a “wife beater. ” A libel lawsuit against Heard is ongoing in the U.
S. His next project will take the Pirates of the Caribbean actor to France, Variety reports, as Johnny Depp is set to star as King Louis XV in a film by French director Maïwenn, who will co-star in the film as Jeanne du Barry, a countess that was Louis XV’s last mistress.
No plot or title for the film has been released, but it is scheduled to start filming this summer. Louis XV was nicknamed “Louis the Beloved” and reigned for 59 years — the longest in France's history after Louis XIV.Read more on msn.com