The defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was very controversial, but a rating juggernaut on various platforms. Now, Hollywood will cash in on the troubled ex-couple.
Variety reports that the subject of a new movie, Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, is set to debut on the free Tubi streaming service on Friday, September 30th. The film stars Mark Hapka (“Parallels,” “Days of Our Lives”) as Depp and Megan Davis (“Alone in the Dark”) as Heard.
Hot Take follows the disastrous relationship of Depp and Heard, dramatizing the two-month defamation trial that ended in June. with the jury finding that Heard had defamed Depp by using domestic violence allegations against him in a December 2018 op-ed piece. The jury also held Depp liable for a defamatory statement made about Heard by his lawyer.
Tubi and MarVista fast-tracked the film into production “to capture a timely take on a story that became part of the cultural zeitgeist, painting a unique picture of what millions watched play out in the headlines over the summer,” Tubi’s chief content officer, Adam Lewinson, released a statement.
“‘Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial’ is one of many timely, culturally relevant original movies to come from our expanding partnership and slate of movies being produced in collaboration with Tubi,” said Hannah Pillemer, EVP creative of affairs for MarVista. “Connecting viewers to stories with this kind of social currency and topicality make watching them a must for any fan of pop culture or celebrity drama.”
From all the information about the film being released quickly and D-list actors attached to this project, it’s going to be a fun mess of a movie. Get the popcorn ready!
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