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Tubi Took Advantage Of The Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Drama With A Rush Film Project

TheThings 9/24/2022 Yanjett Marcano
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The defamation case between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard took the world by storm, with millions tuning in to watch the trial streams. YouTubers even streamed the trial on their channels and broke down the case piece by piece as it happened.

The world watched, completely enthralled with the case that was unfolding before them, painting both Heard and Depp in lights that fans of both parties had never seen before. Fans from both tribes were quick to form their opinions in whatever comment sections they had access to, throwing accusations at both parties for their parts in the situation at hand.

Ultimately, the jury would rule in favor of Johnny Depp, with many saying he had stronger witnesses and overall a tighter, more uniform team of attorneys defending him. For a while, the trial was the gift that kept on giving, and it seems that fans of both celebrities have another surprise in store for them.

Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial Will Stream On Tubi

The Depp Heard trial seems to be never ending at this point, with Fox's streaming service Tubi confirming its hand in producing a film about the trial.

Tubi's Chief Content Officer Adam Lewison was adamant that the project was being fast-tracked for release to "capture a timely take on a story that became part of the cultural zeitgeist."

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The film is set to stream for free exclusively on Tubi, and will follow not only the legal battle that both Johnny and Amber went through, but will also shine a spotlight on the couple's rocky relationship leading up to the defamation trial.

Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial has Sarah Lohman directing the film, most known for her work in the Lifetime film Secrets in the Woods. Joining her will as the scriptwriter is Guy Nicolucci who has writing credits on the Daily Show.

Autumn Federici and Kristifor Cvijetic will be joining them both as the film's producers.

The Film Already Has Its Johnny And Amber Cast

While no major names have been tied to the fast-tracked film, the most important characters have already been cast and named for the production. According to IMDb, Johnny Depp will be played by actor Mark Hapka. Hapka is an American actor from Buffalo, New York, and is best known for his role on NBC's Days of Our Lives.

Actress Megan Davis is confirmed to portray Amber Heard in the film. Davis has made her rounds in Hollywood as a background actress and has had a few roles in well-known television shows like Bones, 2 Broke Girls, and American Horror Story.

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Equally important as who would play Johnny and Amber in the film is who would play each side's attorneys. The lawyers each became a household name during the trial, particularly Camille Vasquez on Depp's side and Elaine Bredehoft on Amber's side.

Television personality and beauty queen Melissa Marty will be playing the fiery Camille Vasquez. Vazquez captured the hearts of many during the trial with the way she clearly articulated herself and presented evidence to the jury.

Marty is best known for playing Michelle Alvarez on the ABC original Station 19.

Elaine Bredehoft will be played by Mary Carrig, whose acting credits stem as far back as the 1990s on well-known and highly watched soap operas like The Bold and The Beautiful and The Young and The Restless. Carrig also worked with director Sarah Lohman on Secrets in the Woods.

Perhaps the two most entertaining key witnesses of the entire trial were Dr. Speigel and Dr. Shannon Curry who will each be played by Daniel Lench and Casey O'Keefe.

Lench and O'Keefe both have an extensive history of speaking and non-speaking characters in both television and film.

Fans Don't Seem To Be Excited About Tubi's Project

Whether it be general fatigue now that the trial is long over, or the platform that's being used to release the film, social media users have been quick to express their immediate disdain for the project.

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Even with no previews or trailers for the film having yet to be released, Twitter users have been quick to tell Tubi that they don't want a reenactment of a case they had just spent six weeks watching live on television and YouTube.

Others were quick to point out that this seems like exploitation of trauma for both Johnny Depp and Amber Heard just for the sake of entertainment value, and that fans of both parties can just re-watch the actual trial in its entirety on YouTube, hinting that the film is unnecessary.

The general consensus among fans of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is one of "no one asked for this" and "no one wants this" with outcries of fans from both sides asking that the film be canceled due to its potentially traumatic and disrespectful nature.

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