Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival is behind Johnny Depp’s new film, Jeanne du Barry , announced Thursday that she will provide post-production support for the French period drama directed and co-starred by French multi-hyphenate Maïwenn.
Depp plays the 170 century French king Louis XV in the film, while Maïwenn plays the titular Whore on board, Madame Dubarry.
Since the establishment of the Red Sea Film Foundation 170, some of the 18 Films from the Arab world and Africa, but Jeanne Dubari
marks its first international co-production with France. The film was produced by Why Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat of Not Production Company, IN.2, Johnny Depp’s production company, La Petite Reine and France Télévisions.
Red Sea Film Festival will serve as executive producer. Wild Bunch International is responsible for worldwide sales.
As it turns out, Depp’s casting has been controversial amid the Hollywood star’s very public legal dispute with ex-wife Amber Heard. But Le Pacte has chosen to release the film in France, where Netflix has since released it.
In a statement, the Red Sea Music Festival expressed support for Jeanne du Barry
as its Part of Ongoing Events’ mission is to support unique filmmaking and support visionary female talent from around the world, both on and off the lens. ”
The festival’s strong support for female directors such as Maïwenn stands in stark contrast to the official policy of the Saudi Arabian government, which remains strict despite some recent reforms. Restrict the rights of its female citizens.