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The trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard will be dramatized in an upcoming movie

A publicized defamation trial between Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard is set to be the subject of a new movie, Hot shot: Depp / Heard’s rehearsalwhich will be broadcast exclusively on Fox Tubi.

Depp will be presented by The days of our lives actor Mark Hapka, with Megan Davis (Alone in the dark) was cast as Heard in an upcoming film that tells the story of the ex-couple’s turbulent relationship in and out of court.

Station 19‘s Melissa Marty will play as Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez, i Law and order: real crimes Mary Carrig will play Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft.

Tubi and MarVista sped up the project to “capture the timely history that has become part of the cultural spirit of the times, painting a unique picture of what millions saw in the headlines over the summer,” Adam Lewinson, Tubi’s chief content officer, said in a statement per Diversity.

Directed by Sara Lohman, screenplay Guy Nicolucci, Hot shot: Depp / Heard’s rehearsal makes its debut on September 30 at Tubi in the US.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard

(AP)

Depp sued Heard for $ 50 million (£ 40.1 million) for allegedly suggesting he had bullied her in 2018 Washington Post op-ed. Although she did not mention his name, he claimed that the article affected his ability to work.

The two-month trial ended on July 1, when the jury backed Depp, stating that Heard had defamed him on all three counts.

The jurors awarded Depp $ 10 million (£ 8.6 million) in compensatory damages and $ 5 million (£ 4 million) in criminal damages before Fairfax County Judge Penney Azcarate lowered the latter to the state legal limit of £ 350,000 (£ 305,000).

Heard won one of her three counterclaims, and the jury found that Depp – through his lawyer Adam Waldman – defamed her by stigmatizing her allegations about the 2016 “Ambush, Hoax” incident.

She received $ 2 million (£ 1.7 million) in damages but $ 0 in criminal damages.

In a recent interview Inheritance star Brian Cox said he “feels sorry for” Heard during the trial and that he thinks he “got a hard end”. The actor also once called Depp “overrated,” which he later said he regretted.

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