Expanding its slate of period dramas, Netflix will distribute the upcoming French film Joan of Barry about the titular woman and her king and lover, Louis XV, directed by Maiwenn and starring Johnny Depp.
The movie first Announced as of January 2022, it is directed by Maiwenn herself. Maiwenn co-wrote the script with Teddy Lussi-Modeste. Joan of Barry is Maïwenn’s sixth feature film and her most ambitious production to date after Polisse, winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011. The film is also known as ‘La Favourite’.
Bloomberg first announced Netflix would carry the film in July 2022. According to the outlet, the producers will use the producer’s acquisition of the film rights to help finance the production. Otherwise, Netflix will not be involved in the making of the movie.
Why Not, by Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat, is the lead producer with IN.2 (the new company set by Depp in 2021) and France Télévisions also on board as producers. Here’s Everything We Know About Netflix Joan of Barry.
What is the plot of Joan of Barry?
This is the synopsis of the film:
Jeanne, a working-class young woman hungry for culture and pleasure, uses her intelligence and charm to climb the rungs of the social ladder one by one. She becomes the favorite of King Louis XV who, unaware of her status as her courtesan, recovers through her her appetite for her life. They fall madly in love. Against all decorum and etiquette, Jeanne moves to Versailles, where her arrival scandalizes the court…
who is cast in Joan of Barry?
The main cast of Netflix Joan of Barry consists of the famous French actress and director of the film Maiwennwho plays the titular character and acclaimed Hollywood character actor Johnny Deppwho will play King Louis XV.
Let’s quickly address the elephant in the room. This will be his first major role after some of his recent hurdles, which he overcame earlier this year. We refer to the case of Amber Heard in which Depp won earlier this year.
in the wild He also shared the first look at Depp as the king, as seen below:
Maiwenn and Depp will join the legend of French cinema Peter Ricardo, who has worked on countless iconic French films in his long career, as well as Louis Garrel, Melvil Poupaud, Benjamin Lavernhe, Pascal Greggory, Y Naomi Lvovsky in undisclosed roles.
What is the production status of Joan of Barry?
Production for Netflix Joan of Barry is currently taking place in France.
One of the filming locations is none other than the iconic Versailles in Paris, France, proving that the production spares no expense in obtaining authentic and engaging locations.
Filming began on July 26, 2022 and ended in October 2022.
What is the Netflix release date? Joan of Barry?
Netflix has not revealed the release date of Joan of Barrybut given the start of production in July 2022, we should probably expect the film to release on streamer sometime in the second half of 2023.
The Bloomberg report above confirms a 2023 release date in France.