Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation trial is poised to be sensationalised even more with a new movie just four months after the decision was made. EW has your exclusive first look at the crazy teaser.
Mark Hapka and Megan Davis play the feuding ex-spouses in the movie The Depp/Heard Trial. The former is decked out in Depp's trademark goatee, ponytail, and sunglasses, while the latter imitates Heard's much-discussed attire.
The trial's iconic touchstones are depicted in the teaser, including Depp's casual demeanour in court, Heard's heightened social media scrutiny, and yes, even a mention of James Franco, who was listed as a witness on Heard's list but was never asked to testify.
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Check out the trailer below:
"It's day one of the Depp vs. Heard defamation trial; though fans are showing support for both sides, there's clearly a favourite here," the Depp fanatics who came from far and wide to attend the hearings and camp outside the courtroom, a reporter says in the trailer.
In Hot Take, Melissa Marty plays Camille Vasquez, a lawyer who is beloved by Depp's fans, and Mary Carrig plays Elaine Bredehoft, a lawyer who represents Heard. Executive producers of the movie, which debuts on September 30, include Brittany Clemons, Angie Day, Marianne C. Wunch, Hannah Pillemer, and Fernando Szew. Also producing were Autumn Federici and Kristifor Cvijetic.
A seven-person jury found in June after a six-week trial that Heard had maliciously and knowingly slandered Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she identified herself as a public advocate for domestic abuse. After a plea for a mistrial was granted, Heard's counsel filed an appeal of the judgement in July.
"We believe the court made errors that prevented a just and fair verdict consistent with the First Amendment," a spokesperson for Heard said. "While we realize today's filing will ignite the Twitter bonfires, there are steps we need to take to ensure both fairness and justice."