Netflix refuses to back Johnny Depp's first film 'La Favorite’ since defamation win

Hollywood star Johnny Depp is all set to return to screens with an upcoming French movie, titled, La Favorite.

The latest reports have confirmed that Depp starrer La Favorite is not being

financially backed by Netflix but it has been licensed to stream on Netflix in France only.

An insider also revealed that Netflix has since clarified that it had not financed the

film, nor did it have rights to the movie outside of France.

The film is actually produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Gregoire Sorlat’s Why Not Productions.

In the forthcoming period drama, Depp, who recently made headlines amid his

defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, will portray the character of King Louis XV.

Directed by Maiwenn Le Besco, the film is expected to be released in 2023 in French theaters.