Following his defamation trial victory against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has begun his return to the Hollywood limelight in a big way, as recent days have seen the actor both sign a major deal with fashion brand Christian Dior and unveiled as Louis XV for his first film in three years, Jeanne Du Barry.
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Depp’s return to Dior – for whom he previously served as the face for their 2015 Sauvage cologne ad campaign until his spots were pulled following Heard’s allegations of abuse – was first revealed on August 8th via the brand’s official Instagram.
Sharing a series of photos taken of the actor by photographer Greg Williams during the Paris stop of his and Jeff Beck’s recent string of European concerts, the brand described their new spokesman with the slogan, “Fearless yet human, just like Sauvage.”
According to TMZ, Depp’s new contract will see the actor net seven-figures, though the outlet did not provide details as to the exact amount of money he would earn over the course of the multi-year campaign.
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Two days later, French film production released the first image of Depp as King Louis XV in their upcoming historical romance, Jeanne Du Barry.
Directed by French filmmaker Maïwenn, who will also co-star in the film as the eponymous French courtesan, and based on a screenplay penned by herself and Le Prix Du Succès (Eng. The Price of Success) Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Jeanne Du Barry will recount a dramatized version of the life of King