Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s defamation trial dramatized in Tubi TV movie


It was the trial that captivated the world – Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard battling it out in court over dual defamation lawsuits.

Now, it is being turned into a movie. “Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial” is a new dramatized flick from streaming service Tubi, which stars Megan Davis as Heard and Mark Hapka as Depp.

Exes of Depp, including model Kate Moss, testified during the trial. While Moss disputed any claims that Depp was abusive with her, another former girlfriend, Ellen Barkin, told a different story. She said that Depp’s treatment of some people was “a world of violence.”

Actors James Franco and Jason Momoa, among with a slew of additional famous people, were mentioned in the trial. 

In the trailer for the Tubi movie, Hapka’s Depp can be seen saying to Davis’ Heard, “Another one with James Franco?” to which Davis’ character says, “And are you jealous of him too?” 

Depp’s team alleged that Heard cheated on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor with Franco. Although it was initially reported he could testify, Franco did not.

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Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp will be played by Mark Hapka.

Megan Davis
Amber Heard will be played by Megan Davis.

Johnny Depp
The movie will be broadcast on streaming platform Tubi.

Amber Heard
The real-life Amber Heard has filed an appeal in her case.

The court found that Depp had successfully proven Heard defamed him and awarded the 59-year-old $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. That $5 million was later decreased to $350,000 due to Virginia law. Heard was also awarded compensatory damage, but only $2 million.

Since the ruling in the case, Heard has filed an appeal and also hired a new lawyer for future litigation.