Saudi Competition Backs Johnny Depp Interval Drama ‘Jeanne du Barry’

Saudi Arabia’s Pink Sea Worldwide Movie Competition is getting behind Johnny Depp’s new movie, Jeanne du Barry, unveiling on Thursday that it’s going to present post-production help for the French interval drama directed by, and co-starring, French multi-hyphenate Maïwenn.

Depp stars within the movie as 18th-century French King Louis XV, with Maïwenn enjoying the film’s titular courtesan, Madame du Barry.

Since its launch in 2019, the Pink Sea movie Basis has given improvement, manufacturing and post-production help to some 170 movies from the Arab world and Africa however Jeanne du Barry marks its first worldwide co-production with France. The movie is being produced by Why Not Manufacturing Firm’s Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat, Johnny Depp’s manufacturing firm IN.2, La Petite Reine and France Télévisions. The Pink Sea Movie Competition will function govt producers. Wild Bunch Worldwide is dealing with world gross sales.

The casting of Depp, amid the Hollywood star’s very public authorized dispute together with his ex-wife Amber Heard, has proved controversial. However Le Pacte has picked up the movie for theatrical launch in France, with Netflix rolling it out regionally thereafter.

In an announcement, the Pink Sea competition stated backing Jeanne du Barry was a part of its “ongoing mission to help distinctive filmmaking and champion visionary feminine expertise each on and behind the digicam from around the globe.”

The competition’s vocal help of feminine administrators like Maïwenn stands in sharp distinction to the official insurance policies of the federal government of Saudi Arabia, which, regardless of some latest reforms, nonetheless severely restricts the rights of its feminine residents.

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