Last June, the trial involving Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard concluded. A jury in Fairfax, Virginia, found Amber Heard guilty of defaming. She was ordered to pay a $10 million fine.
This was perhaps the most significant media case of the year. MarVista Entertainment and the free streaming site Tubi are set to produce the movie Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial. A movie based on the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard court case will be available on the free streaming platform Tubi.
Guy Nicolucci has written the movie, and Sara Lohman will direct and debut on the streaming service on September 30. Mark Hapka will play Depp, and Megan Davis will play Heard in the film. Melissa Marty will play Johnny Depp’s Lawyer Camille Vasquez’s lawyer and Elaine Bredehoft’s lawyer will be played by Mary Carrig.
To have a timely version of a story that entered the cultural zeitgeist and painted a different picture of what millions saw acting in the headlines over the summer, Tubi and MarVista accelerated the film’s production, according to a statement from Adam Lewinson, a chief content officer of Tubi.
According to Hannah Pillemer, EVP Creative of Affairs at MarVista, Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial is one of several contemporary and culturally relevant original films developed from our increasing partnership and slate of films made in conjunction with Tubi.
Watching them is a requirement for every follower of pop culture or celebrity drama since they connect viewers to tales with this kind of social currency and topicality.