Famous Hollywood actor Johnny Depp will play the role of King Louis XV in the French director's new historical film.
Details of the plot of the picture have not yet been disclosed. It will be produced by Paris-based Why Not Productions. Filming will take three months and will take place in Paris, mainly in the Palace of Versailles.
Louis XV, nicknamed the Beloved, ruled France for 58 years — the second longest reign in the country after Louis XIV.
Filming will begin this summer.