The notorious legal battle between Hollywood superstars Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was one of the most popular talking points on the internet this year. The trial was followed by popular support rallied against Heard for abusing Depp, but Heard herself has her army of fans defending her and calling out Depp’s abuse too.
The trial ended well over three months ago, and the verdict was primarily in favor of Depp as he got awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages from Heard as it was decided on June 1, 2022. Reactions from the internet and media were loud, and it seems like the whole ordeal is being milked as a new movie based on the trial is coming out.
The Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard Trial Is Getting A Movie Adaptation
There was a definite week, or even more, in which the first news of the day to show up on your smartphones would be related to the Johnny Depp vs Amber Heard trial.
It was bound to be, Hollywood’s beloved heartthrob was in a sticky situation despite getting popular support from the internet, and Heard was seen as an oppressor & abuser during the trial with thousands of memes mocking her.
There’s one missing piece that still needs to be filled in the whole Depp v. Heard trial story, and it’s a movie adaptation from the peeps at Hollywood, specifically by media companies Tubi and MarVista.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial will star Mark Hapka as Johnny Depp and Megan Davis as Amber Heard. The movie will cover the whole story- from the situation outside the court between Depp and Heard to the final verdict that was announced on June 1 by the jury.
While the Depp v. Heard trial does need proper media documentation since it is one of the most significant legal battles in Hollywood history, a dramatization of the whole ordeal is simply off-putting since domestic abuse is a sensitive and serious topic.
Depp V. Heard Movie Is Biased Toward Johnny Depp, Claim Amber Heard Fans
The Depp v. Heard trial, despite all the memes about it, is a sensitive topic. It would be completely understandable that Amber Heard’s fans are disgusted at the online bullying that Heard is facing on the internet.
The new Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial movie adaptation is another thing that Heard fans are completely against as well, with some claiming that the actress for Johnny Depp was purposefully made to look younger than Heard, among many other reasons citing the adaptation as vilifying Heard and the trial-
it is disturbing that people are allowed to make movies and shows out of real life cases and exploit victims’ trauma for entertainment and profit pic.twitter.com/Sx0pDMEBoa
— lilian (@liliandaisies) September 28, 2022
Not the best time to make an adaptation –
I don’t get it. We all watched the trial. Why would anyone want to watch this? The trial was triggering for victims everywhere and re-traumatising for Amber. Why would anybody find this entertaining?
— 𝒴𝒪𝒰 𝒜𝑅𝐸 𝐻𝐸𝒜𝑅𝒟 (@iBelieveYouA) September 28, 2022
She does need time to recover-
Leave Amber alone, my god.
— Sara (@SaraShakur_) September 28, 2022
Too soon? –
For crying out loud, can they at least wait 5 years before doing this?
— Princess Winter 👸#SnydersUniverseAP (@SuperWinterGirl) September 29, 2022
In all honesty, he looks too young-
why did they got someone 60 years younger than johnny to play him
— laura 🦠 (@ecto_fun) September 28, 2022
It’s only been only three months since the trial ended, Tubi could’ve taken their time and made this like after 3-4 years because this does seem too soon as Heard is already in a dire situation and needs time to get back on track.
Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial will premier on September 30, on the Tubi streaming service.