The Cannes Film Festival is set to begin, with controversial figures such as Johnny Depp in attendance. Depp’s latest film, “Jeanne du Barry,” will premiere at the festival, following his high-profile trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. Other notable attendees include Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Harrison Ford, and Natalie Portman, and the festival is famous for its parties.
Celebrities and Hollywood elites will attend the Cannes Film Festival, where Johnny Depp will make a comeback attempt with his latest film, “Jeanne du Barry,” and various parties and events will take place throughout the week.
The Cannes Film Festival is creating buzz as celebrities, billionaires, and Hollywood bigwigs prepare to attend the event starting on Tuesday. One of the main highlights is Johnny Depp’s latest film “Jeanne du Barry,” directed by French director Maïwenn. Depp will attempt to make a comeback after his infamous trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, where Depp sued Heard for $50 million in 2019. Heard responded by countersuing with $100 million, but Depp won the case, and Heard was ordered to pay Depp $10 million.
The festival’s director, Thierry Fremaux, has stated that he only cares about Depp as an actor and is not interested in the media process revolving around the trial. Apart from Depp’s presence, the festival will also showcase other films, including Martin Scorcese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. Additionally, Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” boasts an all-star cast, including Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson, and Margot Robbie.
Cannes is not only known for its films but also its parties, which attract numerous A-list celebrities. These include AmfAR, Graydon Carter’s former magazine Vanity Fair, and Variety, hosting welcome bashes and parties honoring actors such as Tye Sheridan and “Riverdale” star Charles Melton. Designer Phillip Plein is also organizing a fashion show at his villa, while the Better World Fund is throwing a dinner at the famous Carlton hotel, expected to be attended by Leonardo DiCaprio.
In summary, the Cannes Film Festival is set to provide a platform for much-anticipated films, star-studded events, and parties that attract megawatt stars. The festival’s director’s focus on Depp’s acting skills, rather than his highly-publicized trial, aims to separate art from the artist, as Cannes celebrates cinema while showcasing how the industry has adapted to the current global situation.