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Netflix to Stream Johnny Depp’s Return to Film in France

  • Period picture ‘La Favorite’ will begin shooting this summer
  • It will be Depp’s first movie role since his defamation trial
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Netflix Inc. has acquired the rights to stream Johnny Depp’s next film in France, a deal that will help fund the actor’s first feature role following his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, and what he claimed was a wider boycott by Hollywood studios.

The entertainment giant has licensed the rights to stream the film in the country 15 months after its release in theaters, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the terms haven’t been announced publicly. The company does not have the rights for the film outside of France.