Mediapart editor-in-chief Edwy Plenel, whom the "Jeanne du Barry" director has admitted to spitting on, believes that Maïwenn wanted retaliation over the publication covering ex-husband Besson's MeToo allegations.
The film opens the 2023 Cannes Film Festival out of competition — meaning, as a juror, Larson is not required to see it anyway.
French period piece "Jeanne du Barry" stars Johnny Depp and is set to open the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
The editor-in-chief of Mediapart alleges the Cannes-opening filmmaker assaulted him in Paris while he was dining.
Actress-director Maïwenn returns to Cannes with her sixth feature.
After speaking out against cancel culture and accusing Hollywood of boycotting him, Johnny Depp will appear in director Maiwenn's next film.
Maïwenn's latest film was also nominated for eight César Awards.
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