The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Case Is Being Streamed, And The Stars Have Been Revealed

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Case Is Being Streamed, And The Stars Have Been Revealed ...

The Johnny Depp and Amber Heard defamation lawsuits became a reality show for those who participated in the case but are still waiting for the judgment to come to an end, here's what they'll be able to see.

Mark Hapka, who has previously appeared on The Ghost Whisperer and Days of Our Lives, will play Johnny Depp, while Megan Davis, who has appeared in Bones and American Horror Story, will play Amber Heard. Joining them will be Melissa Marty as Johnny Depp's now famous layer Camilla Vasquez and Mary Carrigas Heard's lawyer Elaine Bredehoft.

Although the focus of the film will be the trial, it will presumably follow the characters both inside and outside of the court. It's unclear if that means that Depp and Heard will just be talking about their lawyers and their planning strategy, or if we'll likely see dramatizations of the various events that each side made public during the trial.

Needless to say, this is a phenomenally quick turn around for any film. The judgement in the defamation prosecution was only announced in June, and the film will debut on Tubi on September 30. The fact that we're only hearing about this film now, a couple weeks before it will be released, shows how fast this project is moving. In that case, Hot Take is certainly an appropriate title.

After the Washington Post published an op-ed in which she claimed to be a survivor of domestic abuse, Johnny Depp initially sued for slander. In the case, Depp claimed that the allegations directly influenced Disney's decision to decline his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise.

Amber Heard sued Depp for slander and she claimed she was orchestrating an attack on her that included pressure to have her removed from her Aquaman role in the Aquaman franchise. Testimony during the trial revealed that Heard's Aquaman 2 role had been reduced, although the studio claimed that the decision was made for other reasons.

There's a desire to strike while the iron is hot. While the case is still getting its share of attention months after it ended, there's no indication how long it will last. Of course, both Depp and Heard are currently appealing, and at some point, there will be an all-new media blitz and possibly more films.