Untitled King Louis XV Film

A historical drama film. The project will center around King Louis XV (Johnny Depp), also known as Louis the Beloved.
His reign of almost 59 years (from 1715 to 1774) was the second longest in the history of France, exceeded only by his predecessor, Louis XIV, who had ruled for 72 years (from 1643 to 1715).[2] In 1748, Louis returned the Austrian Netherlands, won at the Battle of Fontenoy of 1745. He ceded New France in North America to Great Britain and Spain at the conclusion of the disastrous Seven Years’ War in 1763. He incorporated the territories of the Duchy of Lorraine and the Corsican Republic into the Kingdom of France. Historians generally criticise his reign, citing how reports of his corruption embarrassed the monarchy, while his wars drained the treasury while producing little gain. His grandson and successor Louis XVI would inherit a kingdom in need of financial and political reform which would ultimately lead to the French Revolution of 1789 (Source: Wikipedia)
The plot in the movie is yet unknown.

The project will be produced by Pascal Caucheteux and Gregoire Sorlat’s Paris-based Why Not Productions. Meanwhile, Wild Bunch International is currently handling its world sales.

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