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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s Movie-Worthy Defamation Trial

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The defamation trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will be the subject of an upcoming movie called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial.

It was reported in Variety that the turbulent relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will be adapted into a TV show. The show has been titled Hot Take. The Depp/Heard Trial and will make its television debut on the Tubi streaming service. Mark Hapka plays Johnny Depp in the film, and Megan Davis plays the actor’s ex-wife Amber Heard.

According to reports, the film will debut on September 30th and feature Melissa Marty of Station 19 in the role of Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez, as well as Mary Carrig of Law & Order True Crime in the role of Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft. The film will track the conflicting on-again-off-again relationship between Depp and Heard, providing some scenes from the intense, two-month defamation trial that finished up on June 1. According to the jury verdict, Heard was liable for defamation in her December 2018 op-ed piece, while Depp was liable for a defamatory statement made by his lawyer about Heard.


In the wake of the verdict, Johnny Depp has been busy resuming his Hollywood career, which was halted after domestic violence allegations were leveled at him by his ex-wife. An actor who has previously recorded an album with Jeff Beck is set to also direct a film after 25 years. This actor has a producer lined up from one of the great actors of our generation, Al Pacino.

Amber Heard made a statement following the trial, in which she said, “I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence and sway of my ex-husband. I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women.”

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