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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's trial has been turned into a movie and the trailer is wild

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's trial has been turned into a movie and the trailer is wild

People on social media have slammed the movie and asked why we need a feature-length retelling of the six-week trial.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's highly-publicised defamation trial has been turned into a movie.

Despite seemingly everyone on the planet watching the six-week long trial, someone in Hollywood thought it would be a good idea to turn the drama into a feature-length film so we can relive it all over again.

The trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial has just dropped and all we can say is 'wow'.

The movie is a Tubi original and the synopsis for the flick says it's 'based on the controversial defamation trial that shook the world'.

It stars Mark Hapka (Parallels) as Johnny Depp, Megan Davis (Alone in the Dark) as Amber Heard, Melissa Marty (Station 19) as Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez and Mary Carrig (Law & Order True Crime) joins as Heard’s lawyer Elaine Bredehoft.

Judging from the trailer, we'll be getting some brilliant retelling of the trial's biggest moments in the Virginia courtroom as well as some dramatised scenes of Johnny and Amber when they were alone.

Since the trailer dropped online, people have some thoughts.

One person said: "The only hot take here is the fact I'd rather re-watch six weeks of free, raw court footage than any money-milking, dramatized college project."

Another added: "The movie nobody thought they needed and... they'd be right."

A third wrote: "This trial is barely half a year old and here we are with a full length movie."


Some have praised Hapka for nailing Johnny Depp's tone of voice. The jury is still out on whether Davis will get the same commendation.

In real life, Depp won his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife. The jury found that what Heard wrote in her op-ed piece for The Washington Post was defamatory, and awarded Depp $15 million in damages.

The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages as they found that in her countersuit, she did not prove all elements of defamation.

Heard was in the courtroom when the verdict was read out, however Depp was said to be watching from the UK, having flown over to perform at concerts with Jeff Beck in Sheffield and London.

Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million (£38.2 million) in a defamation lawsuit after she made domestic violence claims in a 2018 article in The Washington Post, and she issued a counterclaim for $100m (£76.4m).

The article did not mention Depp by name, yet his lawyers argued it falsely implied he physically and sexually abused the Aquaman actor while they were together.

Featured Image Credit: Tubi

Topics: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Celebrity