The Pirates Of The Caribbean star was awarded $15 million in damages after winning the defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife.
The case has now been made into a feature-length film called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, with Mark Hakpa playing Depp and Megan Davies starring as Heard.
Watch the trailer for Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial below…
The trailer features many significant moments from the trial, such as Depp drawing pictures and the intense scrutiny of Heard on social media – there’s even a mention of Depp’s jealousy of actor James Franco.
Since the footage was released, people have shared their thoughts about the film on social media.
One person posted: “We couldn’t wait – like – 2 MONTHS before we made a movie about it?”
“Beyond unnecessary. Anyone who wanted to see this already watched it,” shared someone else.
A third person said: “This might be the dumbest idea anyone in Hollywood has ever had and that’s saying a lot.”
“Why did they make a movie of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s Court case… we literally all just watched it live in the summer and they made a movie about it like a low-budget movie as well oh my God,” asked another individual.
A fifth person slammed the film by writing: “There is literally no reason for there to be a movie about Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.”
Others praised Hakpa’s performance as Depp, saying that he nailed the Edward Scissorhands actor’s mannerisms and sounded similar to him.
However, they said that he does look ‘20 years’ younger than the Fantastic Beasts star.
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The Aquaman actress and the Pirates Of The Caribbean actor started dating in 2012 after meeting on the set of The Rum Diary.
They then got married during a private ceremony in 2015. However, the marriage did not last long and Heard filed for divorce in 2016.
The highly-publicised case between Depp and Heard started in April 2022 and concluded at the start of June 2022.
Depp sued his ex-wife for $50 million after she made domestic violence claims in a 2018 article in The Washington Post, and she issued a counterclaim for $100m.
The article did not mention Depp by name, but his lawyers argued it falsely implied he abused her while they were together.
Depp won his defamation lawsuit after the jury found that what Heard wrote in her op-ed piece for The Washington Post was defamatory, and awarded Depp $15 million in damages.
The jury awarded Heard $2 million in compensatory damages as they found that in her countersuit, she did not prove all elements of defamation.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial will be available to stream on September 30 on exclusively on Tubi.
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