Johnny Depp was spotted at his hotel in Paris while on location for work with filmmaker Maïwenn Le Besco this month.
The French filmmaker, 46, will direct Johnny’s first project following his defamation trial against ex, Amber Heard, in a film which sees him portray King Louie XV.
The actor, 59, was snapped outside his hotel looking typically relaxed as he threw on a camouflage print jacket.
Back to work: Johnny Depp was spotted at his hotel in Paris while on location for work with filmmaker Maïwenn Le Besco this month
Projects: The French filmmaker, 46, will direct Johnny’s first project following his defamation trial against ex, Amber Heard, in a film which sees him portray King Louie XV
The item was embroidered with various patches, including one of controversial Argentine political figure Che Guevara.
Other motifs featured a skull and bones design, as well as a devil caricature.
The star also wore a charcoal grey cap and some dark tinted shades, sporting his signature chunky rings, as he headed towards a car.
It comes as the Pirates of the Caribbean actor recently caught the eye as he headed to the airport in Paris after undergoing a costume fitting for a new movie – his first in more than two years.
Style: The actor, 59, was snapped by his hotel two weeks ago, cutting a casual figure as he threw on a camouflage print jacket
He wore a fringed suede jacket and styled his hair in braids for the trip.
The news of his latest role comes after it was reported recently he is in talks to return to The Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise in a ‘$300million deal’.
He was the major lead in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years and made what was thought to be his final voyage on the Black Pearl in Dead Men Tell No Tales which was released in 2017.
Out and about: The star also wore a charcoal grey cap and some dark tinted shades, sporting his signature chunky rings, as he headed towards a car
But a source told Poptopic that the actor has been in talks with Disney with the company interested in patching the relationship following the trail.
They said: ‘They reached out to the actor prior to his defamation trial against Amber Heard and asked whether he would be interested in returning for another pirate film or two.
The source said that the media house is working on a ‘$301 million deal’ to coax Depp back soon and are also reportedly adding a ‘sizeable donation’ to a charity of Depp’s choice as a gesture of goodwill.
Designs: Other motifs on Johnny’s jacket featured a skull and bones design and a devil caricature
Symbols: The ensemble was embroidered with various patches, including one of political figure Che Guevara
The Edward Scissorhands star previously told the jury he would not work with Disney again after he was scrubbed from the sixth Pirates movie.
His legal team claims Depp lost out on a $22 million payday after Heard published her Washington Post op-ed in 2018 that didn’t identify Depp, but clearly branded him as a domestic abuser.
Depp said he felt as if he was ‘guilty until proven innocent’ with Disney executives.
Depp sued Heard over the op-ed she wrote, describing herself as ‘a public figure representing domestic abuse.’
On location: Johnny was snapped at his hotel in Paris while working on his latest project in France
Patterns: Johnny teamed his camouflage jacket, decorated with a number of motifs, with some simple blue jeans
The jury found in Depp’s favour on all three of his claims relating to specific statements in the 2018 piece.
The jury found Depp should receive $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, but the judge reduced the punitive damages award to $350,000 under a state cap.
Heard has said she plans to appeal the verdict as she teeters on the brink of bankruptcy.
A source close to the Aquaman star claimed the 36-year-old actress was ‘broke’ that she ‘considers her career in Hollywood over’ and ‘has nothing to lose’ following a disastrous few months.
Heard admitted through her lawyer that she cannot afford the $8.3 million in damages awarded to Depp.
Lawyers for the pair have now failed to reach a last-minute agreement which might have seen the damages the actress owed to her former husband be reduced, following their six week defamation trial which ended earlier this month.
Instead, the judge in the trial made the jury’s award official on Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote.
Judge Penney Azcarate finalised the verdict as she entered a judgment order into the court record after a brief hearing in Fairfax County Circuit Court. Neither Depp nor Heard were present.
Update: Lawyers for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have now failed to reach a last-minute agreement which might have seen the damages the actress owed to her former husband be reduced, following their six week defamation trial which ended earlier this month