The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial was this year’s most significant event that garnered tremendous media attention.
The court reached a verdict for Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial on June 1.
Tubi, an American OTT platform is releasing a movie on the case. Named ‘Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial,’ the film blends the toxic relationship and the courtroom drama of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s trial.
The movie stars Mark Hapka as Johnny Depp and Megan Davis as Amber Heard. Melissa Marty plays Mr. Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez, while Mary Carrig plays Ms. Heard’s legal team member Elaine Bredehoft.
According to the post, the film was written by Guy Nicolucci and directed by Sara Lohman.
In the trailer’s opening scene, Hapka is seen in the courtroom wearing sunglasses, just like Depp during the trial. It also shows some flashback scenes of his relationship with Heard.
Johnny Depp was rewarded with more than $10 million in damages, while Amber Heard won one of her three defamation counterclaims and was granted $2 million in damages. Both are now contesting the verdicts.
The trial also spawned hilarious memes that resonated across the world.
Before Fairfax, Depp had lost a defamation trial in London against the ‘News Group Newspapers’ for libel. The Sun owned by the company had dubbed him a “wife-beater.” The judge found Heard’s claims “substantially true.”
This is not the first representation of the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial; Discovery+ released a two-part docu-series called ‘Johnny vs. Amber: The US Trial’ earlier this month.