Johnny Depp’s Trial Against Amber Heard Turns Into A Tubi Movie As New Trailer Teases Courtroom Drama
The libel trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, which included sensational testimony including accusations of jealousy over actor James Franco, was turned into a movie for Tubi just four months after the verdict.
A trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, starring Mark Hapka and Megan Davis as previously married Hollywood stars Depp, 59, and Heard, 36, was released on Wednesday.
“All rise, the court is now in doubt,” a bailiff said at the start of the minute-long trailer.
Film treatment: The libel trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard, which included sensational testimony including jealousy over actor James Franco, was made into a film for Tubi just four months after the verdict.
Close-ups of Davis as Heard and Hapka as Depp sitting in the courtroom were then shown followed by a Tubi logo.
Hapka was a dead ringer for Depp with his trademark goatee, sunglasses, and ponytail, while Davis was spot on as Heard, particularly in her courtroom attire.
‘Millisecond. Heard has smeared Mr. Depp by calling him an abuser,” said Melissa Marty as Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez.
“Look what he said about me,” a distraught Depp said as he showed a friend a newspaper.
New Trailer: A trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial was released Wednesday, starring Mark Hapka and Megan Davis as formerly married Hollywood stars Depp, 59, and Heard, 36.
Depp was shown acknowledging fans at the trial as a stone-faced Heard walked out of the courthouse.
It’s the first day of the Depp vs. heard; although the fans are showing their support for both sides, there is clearly a favorite here,” said a reporter outside the trial.
Flashbacks apparently referencing trial testimony were shown when Amber was on the witness stand.
Fan favourite: Depp was shown acknowledging fans at the trial
Courtroom attire: The stone-faced Heard walked out of the courthouse in familiar attire.
“The drug use and medication had gotten so bad and it scared me,” Heard said on the stand.
A social media commenter was shown chiming in: “The girl just wants some attention.”
“It didn’t happen,” Depp said in his defense.
Social media: A social media commenter was shown chiming in, ‘The girl just wants some attention’
“Borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder,” a witness said, referring to Heard.
One scene also showed Depp and Heard sitting next to each other having a conversation.
‘Another one with James Franco?’ Depp asked.
Good question: ‘Another one with James Franco?’ Depp asked about the actor
‘Are you jealous of him too?’ Heard asked.
Glimpses of their relationship were shown when Depp said in a voiceover: “This is my life, no one should have to go through this.”
Heard was also shown crying on a bed.
Very jealous: “Are you jealous of him too?” Heard asked
Personal Information: ‘Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder,’ Witness Said Referring to Heard
“I have the right to say what happened to me,” Heard said.
Depp was then shown in the back seat of a car talking to his driver and confidant.
“I can’t wait to see what’s next,” Depp told him.
What’s next: Depp was then shown in the back seat of a car talking to his driver and confidant.
Director Sara Lohman’s film also stars Mary Carrig as Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft.
Hot Take is scheduled to be released on Friday for free on the Tubi platform.
Depp sued his ex-wife Heard in February 2019 over her December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, and she countersued him in August 2020.
The trial of Depp v. Heard took place in Fairfax County, Virginia from April 2022 to June 2022 and its live broadcast was highly viewed and generated a lot of social media traffic.
Defamation trial: Depp is shown last May in the trial Depp v. Heard held in Fairfax County, Virginia from April 2022 through June 2022
The explosive trial included testimony on the witness stand from both Depp and Heard, who provided details about their fairytale romance that turned into a disastrous marriage in which both accused each other of abuse.
Footage was shown of Depp pouring what Heard’s attorney described as a “mega pint of red wine” while trashing his kitchen, photos of poop on Depp’s bed that he claimed were from Heard, as well as messages from Depp to his friend, British actor Paul. Bettany, in which Depp wrote: ‘Let’s burn amber’.
In another message, Depp wrote: “Then I’ll fuck her burnt corpse to make sure she’s dead.”
During her emotional testimony, Heard described Depp as a violent and jealous man and said his jealousy of actor Franco, 44, was the reason he was enraged aboard a flight from Boston to Los Angeles when he allegedly kicked to Heard on the back.
Testimony at trial: Heard, shown at trial with her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft in May, during her emotional testimony described Depp as a violent and jealous man and said her jealousy of the 44-year-old actor Franco was the why he was furious aboard a flight from Boston to Los Angeles when he allegedly kicked Heard in the back
The text Depp sent to Bettany saying ‘let’s burn Amber’ was because he suspected she was having an affair with Franco, the jury was told.
The jury found in favor of Depp, who was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages by Heard.
Punitive damages were later reduced to $350,000 due to a cap imposed by Virginia state law.
‘It’s a setback for women’ Amber Heard’s full statement after the verdict
The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I am heartbroken that the mountain of evidence was still not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and influence of my ex-husband.
I am even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It’s a setback. It turns back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke up could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It pushes back the idea that violence against women should be taken seriously.
I think Johnny’s lawyers managed to get the jury to miss the key issue of free speech and ignore the evidence that was so compelling that we won in the UK.
I’m sad that we lost this case. But I am even sadder because I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American: to speak freely and openly.