Red Sea International Film Festival has provided post-production support for the period drama.
Mohammed Al Turki, CEO of Red Sea International Film Festival, unveiled the poster for the French period drama Jeanne du Barry, directed, co-written, and featuring French actress and filmmaker Maïwenn and starring Johnny Depp. He shared two posters on his Instagram account.
Red Sea International Film Festival provided post-production support for the period drama, marking the first time the foundation co-produced a French movie. The financial terms of the investment have not been disclosed.
The investment through the Red Sea Film Foundation will see RedSeaIFF serve as an executive producer on the feature, which was shot in France.
Jeanne du Barry will open the 76th Festival de Cannes.
The film stars Johnny Depp as 18th century French King Louis XV, with Maïwenn playing the role of the titular courtesan, Madame du Barry.
Jeanne du Barry also stars Pierre Richard, Benjamin Lavernhe, Noémie Lvovsky, Melvil Poupaud, India Hair and Pascal Greggory.
Jeanne du Barry is the RedSeaIFF’s first international co-production with France and demonstrates the festival’s ongoing mission to support distinctive filmmaking and champion visionary female talent both on and behind the camera from around the world.
Shot in France, Jeanne du Barry is Maïwenn’s sixth feature which she also co-wrote with Teddy Lussi-Modeste and Nicolas Livecchi. The film has been acquired by Netflix for France after local theatrical release by Le Pacte, and is produced by Why Not Production Company’s Pascal Caucheteux and Grégoire Sorlat, Johnny Depp’s production company IN.2, La Petite Reine and France Télévisions, with the RedSeaIFF serving as executive producers, and Wild Bunch International serving as sales’ agent.
Previously, Mohammed Al Turki, CEO of RedSeaIFF, said: “We are thrilled to be supporting Maïwenn’s upcoming feature, Jeanne du Barry. This is a film that immediately interested us, it’s an incredibly unique and ambitious biographical feature and a testament to our commitment to supporting new talent and collaborating with world-class writers, directors and producers. We hope this collaboration will strengthen the ties between Saudi and French cinema and the first of many international films that we can support that advocate for women filmmakers.”