In an interview with “The Sunday Times”, Depp spoke about the decision of MGM to block the premiere of his latest film. Like director Andrew Levitas, the actor believes that this situation is the aftermath of his personal problems. The drama “Minamata” was to debut in American cinemas in February this year. However, the studio decided to postpone the premiere indefinitely.
In 2020, Depp lost a libel lawsuit against the British tabloid “The Sun” for calling him a female boxer. The actor was accused by Amber Heard, who was his wife at the time, of beating. As a result of the scandal, Depp lost the role of Gellert Grindelwald in the “Fantastic Beasts” series based on JK Rowling’s books.
In Minamata, the actor plays the role of W. Eugene Smith, a photojournalist who documented the effects of mercury contamination among the inhabitants of coastal towns in Japan.
Depp is about to pick up the Donostia Award at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival. Despite the opposition from the Spanish filmmakers, the organizers of the event upheld the decision to honor the actor.