The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is set to be dramatized in the upcoming film

The high-profile libel trial between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard is set to become the subject of a new film. Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trialwhich will be streamed exclusively via Fox’s Tubi streaming service.

Depp is portrayed by days of our lives Actor Mark Hapka, with Megan Davis (Alone in the dark) has been cast as Heard in the upcoming film that follows the ex-couple’s turbulent relationship in and out of court.

train station 19‘s Melissa Marty will star as Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez Law & Order: True Crimes Mary Carrig will play Heard’s attorney, Elaine Bredehoft.

Tubi and MarVista quickly brought the project into production “to capture a contemporary interpretation of a story that became part of the cultural zeitgeist and paint a unique picture of what millions of viewers saw in the headlines over the summer,” Adam Lewinson , Tubi chief content officer, said in a statement per Diversity.

Directed by Sara Lohman and written by Guy Nicolucci, Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial debuts September 30 on Tubi in the US.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

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Depp is suing Heard for $50m (£40.1m) for allegedly implying he abused her in 2018 Washington Post op ed. Although she did not give his name, he claimed the article affected his ability to work.

The two-month trial ended on July 1, with the jury siding with Depp, finding that Heard had defamed him on all three counts.

The jury awarded Depp $10 million (£8.6 million) in compensatory damages and $5 million (£4 million) in punitive damages before Fairfax County Circuit Judge Penney Azcarate reduced the latter to the state’s legal limit of $350,000 (£305,000 pounds) reduced.

Heard won one of her three counterclaims, with the jury finding that Depp – through his attorney Adam Waldman – defamed her by branding her claims about a 2016 incident as “an ambush, a hoax.”

She was awarded $2 million (£1.7 million) in damages but $0 in punitive damages.

In a recent interview successor Star Brian Cox said he “felt sorry” for Heard during the trial and that he thinks she “got the hard end of it.” The actor also once called Depp “overrated,” a comment he later regretted.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/johnny-depp-amber-heard-defamation-trial-movie-b2168364.html The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is set to be dramatized in the upcoming film

JOE HERNANDEZ

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