Just four months after the verdict was pronounced in Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial, the case has become the plot of a new film based wholly on it. The film titled Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial has dropped its first trailer and shows the infamous court case between Depp and his ex-wife Amber. Depp had sued Amber for defaming him in a 2018 tabloid article, where she called herself a survivor of domestic abuse without naming the former. Dep had won the lawsuit against Amber but she has put on an appeal to overturn the verdict.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial stars Mark Hapka and Megan Davis as the feuding divorced couple, with Mark sporting Depp’s signature goatee, ponytail and sunglasses while Megan can be seen copying Amber’s clothing style. The trailer gives a sneak peek into the trial, the statements and even mentions a James Franco reference. It also shows how the fans rallied against Amber and in support for Depp making the case more of a media trial rather than a judicial procedure. Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial also stars Melissa Marty as Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez and Mary Carrig as Amber’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial.
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Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial follows the tumultuous relationship between Deep and Amber- in and out of court. The film is written by Guy Nicolucci and directed by Sara Lohman. The film is produced by Fox Entertainment’s MarVista Entertainment and is executive produced by Brittany Clemons, Angie Day, Marianne C. Wunch, Hannah Pillemer and Fernando Szew. Autumn Federici and Kristifor Cvijetic serve as producers under their Ninth House banner.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial debuts exclusively on the free Tubi streaming service on September 30.