It was only a few short months ago that Johnny Depp was victorious in his $50 million defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard, and now it’s been turned into a movie. The trial that had everyone hooked has been memorialized forever in the Tubi original drama Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial starring Mark Hapka and Megan Davis. The trailer, which was released on Wednesday, September 28, is 100% bonkers and also 100% something I (and I’m sure millions of other people) will be happy to tune in and watch.
- Hapka’s version of Depps is *chef’s kiss*. He’s got the ponytail, the goatee, the sunglasses, and the laissez-faire attitude. In other words, he’s got Depp down pat. He leans back nonchalantly like he really couldn’t care less about where he is and what he’s doing, and you kind of have to do a double take to make sure you haven’t pulled up the old Law & Crime live feed rather than the trailer.
- The whole James Franco fiasco is a big part of the trailer. If you’re familiar with the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard drama, you’ll be glad to know that the movie doesn’t skip the good stuff. Heard’s alleged affair with Franco as well as Depp’s apparent jealousy is covered in the movie. Lest we forget, Franco was on the witness list for the trial but was never called.
- All the Depp fans who flocked to the trial also play a part. Those who love the Pirates of the Caribbean actor will be glad to know they got their own nod in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard movie. “It’s day one of the Depp vs. Heard defamation trial; though fans are showing support for both sides, there’s clearly a favorite here,” says a reporter in the trailer, showing the huge crowds who turned up to support him.
- All the other big “characters” from the trial are also in the movie. Entertainment Weekly reports that Hot Take stars Melissa Marty as Camille Vasquez, the star lawyer from Depp’s scene, and Mary Carrig as Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft. Hot Take will be released on September 30.