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Johnny Depp versus Amber Heard trial gets turned into Tubi movie as new trailer shows court drama


The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial that included sensational testimony including allegations of jealousy over actor James Franco has been turned into a movie for Tubi just four months after the verdict.

A trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial was released on Wednesday starring Mark Hapka and Megan Davis as formerly married Hollywood stars Depp, 59, and Heard, 36.

‘All rise, court is now in question,’ a bailiff said at the start of the one-minute trailer.

Movie treatment: The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial that included sensational testimony including jealous over actor James Franco has been turned into a movie for Tubi just four months after the verdict

Movie treatment: The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation trial that included sensational testimony including jealous over actor James Franco has been turned into a movie for Tubi just four months after the verdict

Close-ups were then shown of Davis as Heard and Hapka as Depp sitting in the courtroom followed a Tubi logo.

Hapka was a dead-ringer for Depp in his signature goatee, sunglasses and ponytail, while Davis was spot-on as Heard particularly in her courtroom attire.

‘Ms. Heard has defamed Mr. Depp by calling him an abuser,’ said Melissa Marty as Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez.

‘Look what she said about me,’ a distressed Depp said while showing a newspaper to a friend.

New trailer: A trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial was released on Wednesday starring Mark Hapka and Megan Davis as formerly married Hollywood stars Depp, 59, and Heard, 36

New trailer: A trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial was released on 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 while a stony-faced Heard walked outside the courthouse.

‘It’s day one of the Depp vs. Heard defamation trial; though fans are showing support for both sides, there’s clearly a favorite here,’ a reporter said outside the trial.

Flashbacks were shown apparently referencing trial testimony as Amber was on the witness stand.

Fan favorite: Depp was shown acknowledging fans at the trial

Fan favorite: Depp was shown acknowledging fans at the trial

Courtroom attire: A stony-faced Heard walked outside the courthouse in familiar attire

Courtroom attire: A stony-faced Heard walked outside the courthouse in familiar attire

‘The drug use and the medications had gotten so bad and it scared me,’ Heard said on the stand

A social media commentator was shown chiming in, ‘Girl just wants some attention.’

‘It didn’t happen,’ Depp said in his defense.

Social media: A social media commentator was shown chiming in, 'Girl just wants some attention'

Social media: A social media commentator was shown chiming in, ‘Girl just wants some attention’

‘Borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder,’ a witness said referencing Heard.

A 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

Good question: ‘Another one with James Franco?,’ Depp asked about the actor

‘Are you jealous of him, too?,’ Heard asked.

Flashes were shown of their relationship as Depp said in a voice-over, ‘This is my life, no one should have to go through this.’

Heard also was shown crying on a bed.

Jealous much: 'Are you jealous of him, too?,' Heard asked

Jealous much: ‘Are you jealous of him, too?,’ Heard asked

Personal information: 'Borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder,' a witness said referencing Heard

Personal information: ‘Borderline personality disorder and histrionic personality disorder,’ a witness said referencing Heard

‘I have the right to say what happened to me,’ Heard said. 

Depp was then shown in the backseat of a car speaking with his driver and confidante.

‘I can’t wait to see what’s next,’ Depp said to him.

What's next: Depp was then shown in the backseat of a car speaking with his driver and confidante

What’s next: Depp was then shown in the backseat of a car speaking with his driver and confidante

The movie by director Sara Lohman also features 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 Depp v. Heard trial was held in Fairfax County, Virginia from April 2022 to June 2022 and its livestream was widely watched and generated heavy traffic on social media.

Defamation trial: Depp is shown last May at the Depp v. Heard trial held in Fairfax County, Virginia from April 2022 to June 2022

Defamation trial: Depp is shown last May at the Depp v. Heard trial held in Fairfax County, Virginia from April 2022 to June 2022

The bombshell trial included testimony on the witness stand from both Depp and Heard who provided details into their fairytale romance that turned into a disastrous marriage with both accusing each other of abuse.

Images were shown of Depp pouring himself what Heard’s attorney described as a ‘mega pint of red wine’ while smashing up his kitchen, photos of poop on Depp’s bed that he claimed were Heard’s 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: ‘I will f*** her burnt corpse afterward to make sure she is dead.

Heard during her emotional testimony described Depp as a violent and jealous man and said his jealousy toward actor Franco, 44, was the reason he flew into a rage on board a Boston to Los Angeles flight when he allegedly kicked Heard in the back.

Trial testimony: Heard, shown in May at the trial with her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, during her emotional testimony described Depp as a violent and jealous man and said his jealousy toward actor Franco, 44, was the reason he flew into a rage on board a Boston to Los Angeles flight when he allegedly kicked Heard in the back

Trial testimony: Heard, shown in May at the trial with her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft, during her emotional testimony described Depp as a violent and jealous man and said his jealousy toward actor Franco, 44, was the reason he flew into a rage on board a Boston to Los Angeles flight 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 from Heard.

The punitive damages were later lowered to $350,000 due to a limit imposed by Virginia state law.

‘It’s a setback for women’ Amber Heard’s full statement after verdict  

The disappointment I feel today is beyond words. I’m heartbroken that the mountain of evidence still was not enough to stand up to the disproportionate power, influence, and sway of my ex-husband.

I’m even more disappointed with what this verdict means for other women. It is a setback. It sets back the clock to a time when a woman who spoke up and spoke out could be publicly shamed and humiliated. It sets back the idea that violence against women is to be taken seriously.

I believe Johnny’s attorneys succeeded in getting the jury to overlook the key issue of Freedom of Speech and ignore evidence that was so conclusive that we won in the UK.

I’m sad I lost this case. But I am sadder still that I seem to have lost a right I thought I had as an American – to speak freely and openly.

 

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