KOMPAS.com– The trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is said to be turned into a film.
The two stars’ legal battle and their turbulent relationship will be adapted into a new film called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial.
Mark Hapka will play Johnny Depp, while Megan Davis will play Amber Heard.
As for their legal team, Melissa Marty will play Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez.
Meanwhile, Marry Carrig will appear as Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft.
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Guy Nicolucci has written the film and Sara Lohman is directing it.
“Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial has the title ‘Hot Take’ for a reason,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi, in a release shared with PEOPLE.
“With our partners at MarVista, this Tubi Original was accelerated into production to capture a timely take on a story that is part of the spirit of culture, painting a unique picture of what millions of people watched on the headlines over the summer.”
As previously noted, on June 1, a jury in Fairfax County, Virginia, found that Heard defamed Depp, 59, in a 2018 opinion piece written about domestic violence and abuse.
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Although Heard did not mention Depp’s name in the article.
Because of this, Heard was asked to pay compensation of more than US$10 million or around Rp. 150 billion and he was awarded US$2 million or around Rp. 30 billion in a counterclaim.
Both are now appealing the verdict.
The outcome of the trial comes a year and a half after Depp lost a libel case in Britain to a newspaper calling him a “wife-beater.”
A London judge upheld the outlet’s claim as “substantially correct,” and in March 2021, Depp’s attempts to overturn the ruling were rejected.
After Virginia’s recent verdict, Depp said in a statement that the jury had given his life back.
Meanwhile Heard said at the time that the judge’s ruling was a “setback” for the woman who spoke.
Sitting as executive producers of the film Hot Take are Brittany Clemons, Angie Day, Marianne C. Wunch, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew.
Autumn Federici and Kristifor Cvijetic sit as producers under the banner of The Ninth House.
Released from Fox Entertainment studio MarVista Entertainment, Hot Take will premiere on streaming platform Tubi on September 30, 2022.
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