Jeanne Bécu, born as the illegitimate daughter of a French seamstress in 1743, rose through the Court of Louis XV to become his last official mistress. The life story is portrayed in a biographical drama starring Johnny Depp and Maïwenn. The film tells the whole story of the scandalous relationship between the last mistress of Louis XV and her confidant, Count Jean-Baptiste Bénard de Dombasle.
Cast and Crew:
Directed by: Maïwenn
Written by: Maïwenn
- Pascal Caucheteux
- Gregoire Sorlat
- Johnny Depp as King Louis XV
- Maïwenn as Jeanne Du Barry
- Louis Garrel
- Pierre Richard
- Noémie Lvovsky
- Benjamin Lavernhe
- Melvil Poupaud
- Pascal Greggory
- India Hair
What is the movie based upon?
In 1744 Jeanne was born as the illegitimate daughter of a French seamstress in a small French town. After her mother’s death, she is raised by a wealthy dressmaker named Mme Poisson. She becomes lady-in-waiting to the wife of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour, and rises through the Court of Louis XV to become his last official mistress. Her love affair with the King lasted for seven years until his death in 1774 and remained secret until her death in 1793 at age fifty.
What makes this photo very special? The details ✨ Have a close-up look at JEANNE DU BARRY's new official still starring Johnny as Louis XV. The highly anticipated film will hit cinemas next year.
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What will make this movie interesting?
The story of the last official mistress of Louis XV is one of the most scandalous ever told. Jeanne is portrayed as a young woman full of promise, but who at age twenty-five had already been accused and convicted of adultery and witchcraft. The movie stars Maïwenn, who portrays Jeanne Bécu as an independent, living on her terms like few actresses can do today. While Johnny Depp stars as her confidant and lover, Jean-Baptiste le Basnage de Dombasle, she becomes his companion-in-crime during the first years when he gained access to the Court of Louis XV and quickly became his friend.
What fans are expecting from this upcoming film?
This movie will tickle the historical fancy of many people in France where Louis XV is still celebrated as France’s greatest and most beloved monarch. It will also be interesting to see whether or not Jeanne is portrayed as all good or all bad. She was the last official mistress of a king who was known to love women to the point of insanity.
What is the status of this movie?
Till now nothing is disclosed about the film as it is still in production. But we can hope that the movie will be an entertaining and compelling drama based on the life of Jeanne Bécu. Johnny Depp and Maïwenn are both well-known for their roles in the Pirates of the Caribbean Film Series. And we think that they will be able to bring a fresh new look at one of France’s most fascinating historical figures.
Who should watch this movie?
History enthusiasts and fans of Maïwenn and Johnny Depp will definitely like this movie. And some just love a good drama. Jeanne was the last official mistress of Louis XV and so the movie will be interesting to everyone who likes scandals.
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