Washington [US]: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s fantastically-publicised defamation trial is being adapted right into a movie.
Titled ‘Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial’, the film is about to debut exclusively at the free Tubi streaming provider. The movie stars Mark Hapka (‘Parallels’, ‘Days of Our Lives’) as Depp and Megan Davis (‘Alone in the Dark’) as Heard, Variety stated.
Melissa Marty (‘Station 19’) will join Hapka and Davis as Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez and Mary Carrig (‘Law & Order True Crime’) will portray as Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft.
‘Hot Take’ follows the tumultuous courting — in and out of the courtroom — of Depp and Heard, dramatising the two-month defamation trial that concluded June 1, with the jury locating that Heard had defamed Depp by alluding to domestic violence allegations against him in a December 2018 op-ed piece. The jury additionally held Depp answerable for a defamatory announcement made approximately Heard by his lawyer.
The movie changed into rapid-tracked into manufacturing with the aid of Tubi and MarVista “to seize a timely tackle a story that has become part of the cultural zeitgeist, painting a unique picture of what hundreds of thousands watched play out inside the headlines over the summer season,” Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s chief content officer, said in an announcement.
“‘Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial’ is certainly one of many well timed, culturally applicable original films to return from our increasing partnership and slate of movies being produced in collaboration with Tubi,” said Hannah Pillemer, EVP of creative of affairs for MarVista. “Connecting viewers to memories with this type of social forex and topicality make watching them a should for any fan of pop culture or superstar drama.”
Depp and Heard have now not commented on the film yet.