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Johnny Depp with the Saudi Minister of Culture in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia


Johnny Depp with the Saudi Minister of Culture

International star Johnny Depp visited Al-Ula in Saudi Arabia, and Badr bin Abdullah, the Saudi Minister of Culture, published his photo with Johnny Depp, through his Instagram account, and wrote on the photo, saying: “The best times of Al-Ula.”

The Red Sea International Film Festival announced today, through the festival’s foundation, its support for the upcoming French drama film “Jean de Barry”, directed and starring French actress Maywen, who also co-wrote it, and co-starring legendary star Johnny Depp. in the role of Louis XV; King of France during the eighteenth century, while Maewen plays the role of the lady of the royal court and the mistress of King Louis Madame de Barry.

"Jean de Paris" also stars: Pierre Richard, Benjamin Lavergne, Noémie Lvofsky, Melville Poupaud, India Hair and Pascal Gregory.

Starting in 2019, the Red Sea Film Festival Foundation has supported nearly 170 films in the stages of development, production and post-production, for projects from the Arab world and Africa. While "Jean de Barry" stands out as the first international co-production between the Red Sea International Film Festival and France; It underscores the festival's relentless commitment to supporting the innovative film industry and outstanding female talent, in front of and behind the camera around the world.

Filmed in France and currently in post-production, "Jean de Barry" is the sixth work of French director and actress Mayouen, who also co-wrote it in collaboration with Teddy Lucy Modesti and Nicolas Laiveche, which was acquired by Netflix, and produced by both. From the company "Ynet" to its owners, Pascal Cuccio and Gregory Surlat, and the company "In Point Two" of Johnny Depp, with the contribution of French TV and the Red Sea International Film Festival, as executive producers.

Johnny Depp

American actor, director, producer, voice actor, and international guitarist. He has received numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award, as well as three Academy Award nominations and two BAFTA Awards.

Nominated for ten Golden Globe Awards, he won Best Actor for his starring role in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and was nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Actor.

His first appearance was in the movie (The Nightmare of Elm Street) in 1984, and he achieved wide fame during his participation in the TV series (21 Jump Street), which was shown between 1987-1990. He also participated in the war movie (Platoon) in 1986 with director Oliver Stone. He also participated in the Roman fantasy movie (Edward with Scissor Hands) in 1990.

Depp is considered one of the top movie stars in the world. He is the tenth highest-paid actor worldwide, with Depp's films grossing over US$3.7 billion at the US box office and over US$10 billion worldwide. His name was included in the 2012 Guinness Book of World Records as the highest-paid actor in the world, with earnings of $75 million. Depp has collaborated on eight films with director, producer and friend Tim Burton. He was named the 2015 Disney Legends Character of the Year. In addition to his work as an actor, Depp has also worked as a musician. He has performed with several bands, including forming the major rock band Hollywood Vampires alongside Alice Cooper and Joe Perry.

Saudi Minister of Culture

Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Farhan Al Saud, is the first and current Minister of Culture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and he is responsible for a set of major responsibilities directly related to the implementation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030.

Saudi Vision 2030

It is a post-oil plan for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that was announced on April 25, 2016. It coincides with the date set for announcing the completion of 80 giant government projects, each of which costs no less than 3.7 billion riyals and reaches 20 billion riyals, as in the Riyadh metro project. . The plan was organized by the Council of Economic and Development Affairs headed by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and it was presented to the Council of Ministers headed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for approval. It is achieved by both the public, private and non-profit sectors.

On Ramadan 2, 1437 AH - June 7, 2016 AD, the Saudi Council of Ministers approved the National Transformation Program, one of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 programs.

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