America couldn’t get enough of the Johnny Depp defamation trial against Amber Heard, which Depp eventually won. The jury determined that the actress intentionally and maliciously defamed the actor when she wrote a Washington Post op-ed in 2018. She had identified herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. After the end of the trial, Heard’s legal team filed to appeal the verdict.
So why not make a movie about it?
Well, fear not, because one is on the way. That would be none other than Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, set to air on Tubi on Sept. 30.
The movie stars Mark Hapka as Depp and Megan Davis as Heard, with Melissa Marty portraying Depp’s likable lawyer Camille Vasquez. Mary Carrig will play the role of Heard attorney Elaine Bredehoft.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial
The trailer does reveal what look to be some intense behind-the-scenes moments, and for a movie that’s made for Tubi, it actually doesn’t look too bad.
“The trailer features familiar touchstones from the trial, including Depp’s courtroom nonchalance, the intense scrutiny of Heard on social media, and yes, even a reference to James Franco — who was included on Heard’s witness list but never called to testify,” Entertainment Weekly wrote.
“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 news reporter says in the trailer.
Celebrity drama and perhaps even a hint of comedy centered on Depp and Heard? Available to stream in the form of a movie? Here’s to betting that America will again be all in.