Johnny Depp/Amber Heard trial movie unveils first trailer and it's not good
It dramatises the defamation trial that took place earlier this year.
Given the immense coverage of Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard earlier this year, it was inevitable that a dramatised movie would be made based on the proceedings.
That said, we didn't realise one would be coming only four months after the trial concluded.
However, the folks over at American streaming service Tubi fast-tracked a film into production titled Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial and it just unveiled its first trailer.
A plot synospis for the project says it will focus on the "tumultuous relationship of Depp and Heard" and the defamation trial which took place in Virginia between April and June and ultimately saw Depp win.
The actor sued Heard for defamation over a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post, where she wrote about being a survivor of domestic violence.
While his name isn’t mentioned in the piece, Depp’s lawyers argued it falsely implies she was sexually and physically abused by him in their marriage.
Heard filed a counterclaim, arguing he created a smear campaign against her.
The trial concluded in June with the jury siding with Depp, who was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages.
Heard was awarded $2 million for her counterclaim against Depp.
Actor Mark Hapka (Days of Our Lives) plays Depp in the dramatised retelling of the trial while Heard will be portrayed by Megan Davis (American Horror Story).
Perhaps, it's the cheap-looking sets or the terrible dialogue ("Girl just wants some attention") or the fact that Davis barely resembles Heard (Hapka it must be said does look like Depp, albeit when he was much younger), but this trailer looks tacky and feels like a sensationalist cash grab.
However, that is just going by the trailer. The full film will be released in the US on Tubi on 30 September.
It does not have an Irish release date yet. You can check out the teaser below.
Clip via Tubi