Johnny Depp & Amber Heard’s Court Battle Turned into a Movie despite Pending Appeals

Source: Law&Crime Network

After a documentary, here comes a full fledge movie based on the Depp-Heard trial.

“A trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial was released on Wednesday, starring Mark Hapka and Megan Davis as formerly married Hollywood stars Depp, 59, and Heard, 36,” the Daily Mail reported on Thursday.

In the sixty-second-long trailer, actors Mark Hapka and Megan Davis appear as Depp and Heard in the courtroom full of witnesses and flashback play along.

“Hapka was a dead-ringer for Depp in his signature goatee, sunglasses, and ponytail, while Davis was spot-on as Heard particularly in her courtroom attire.”

“Flashbacks were also shown apparently referencing trial testimony and documenting their tumultuous relationship as Heard was on the witness stand.”

“Depp is seen lying in a bathtub and seemingly drinking shots of alcohol as Heard watches on in the tense flashback scenes that document their romance.”

Despite numerous pending appeals, the story of the Pirates of the Caribbean actor and the Aquaman actress is all set to become a movie.

According to Variety, “Hot Take follows the tumultuous relationship — in and out of court — of Depp and Heard, dramatizing the two-month defamation trial that concluded June 1, with the jury finding that Heard had defamed Depp by alluding to domestic violence allegations against him in a December 2018 op-ed piece. The jury also held Depp liable for his lawyer’s defamatory statement about Heard.”

FOX Entertainment will release the film on September 30, 2022, on the free, ad-supported Tubi service. It was written by Guy Nicolucci and directed by Sara Lohman.

Following the trailer, people on the internet have mixed responses to share.

“The only hot take here is the fact I’d rather re-watch six weeks of free, raw court footage than any money-milking, dramatized college project,” one person said.

“The movie nobody thought they needed and… they’d be right,” another added.

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“This trial is barely half a year old and here we are with a full length movie,” said someone else.

In 2018, Johnny Depp sued Amber Heard for writing a defamatory op-ed in the Washington Post. In her op-ed, the Rum Diary actress wrote that she was a domestic abuse survivor. Although she didn’t name and shame Depp in particular, it was apparent she was talking about him.

In the aftermath of her statements, Johnny was removed from the Fantastic Beast franchise and was called out by thousands for being a violent person.

After he filed a case against Heard, she countersued him for calling her a manipulative liar.

The trial lasted almost six weeks, and in June 2022, the court decided in favor of Depp.

In Fairfax, Virginia, seven jurors favored the 59-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean actor and awarded him over $10 million in damages.

It was determined that the 36-year-old actress had defamed Depp for the domestic abuse claims she made in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed.

The court ordered the Aquaman actress to pay $8 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in damages; however, she claimed that she did not have the funds to cover the full amount.

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Sources: Daily MailVariety

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