Or at least, that’s what he claims. You’ll have to make up your own mind on the man with the upcoming release of The Libertine on DVD from The Weinstein Company this summer.
As the celebrated writer and bad boy John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester, Johnny Depp brings to life a decadent 17th century London. There, Wilmot falls passionately in love with his aspiring actress muse, but is cast from the heights of privileged society when he scandalizes King Charles II with a shockingly audacious play. At the depths of ruin, the rebel seeks redemption on his own terms.
The Libertine features ten deleted scenes, the making-of featurette “Capturing the Libertine,” and an audio commentary with director Laurence Dunmore.
The play that broke from the Steppenwolf Theatre to the screen comes to DVD on July 4th with a suggested retail price of $28.95.