Jeanne du Barry , the historical-romantic drama directed by and starring Maïwenn , which sees Johnny Depp as King Louis XV, will hit our theaters on August 30th. Here’s the announcement from Notorious Pictures .
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The film tells the story of Jeanne, a young working-class woman who uses her wit and charm to climb the social hierarchy. She ends up in the crosshairs of King Louis XV who, unaware of her status as a courtesan, falls madly in love with her. Against all rules and etiquette, Jeanne moved to Versailles, where her arrival scandalized the court.
Director Maïwenn , who also wrote the screenplay with Teddy Lussi-Modeste , plays the lead. The cast also includes Benjamin Lavernhe, Pierre Richard, Melvil Poupaud, Noémie Lvovsky, Pascal Greggory and India Hair .