It’s called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial the film to be released just four months after the end of the trial. The film will be available on the free streaming platform Tubi
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Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial it risks becoming the epitome of the instant-movie. The first trailer, which anticipates the film’s release in less than twenty-four hours, arrived in record time only a few weeks after the announcement of the project. A speed to embarrass sacred monsters of the seventh art such as Steven Spielberg, who took “well” twenty-three days to complete a masterpiece like Duel (thirteen for shooting and ten for editing). All names involved in the film would be satisfied if Hot Takes should have even a tenth of the success of the film that launched the father of ETit doesn’t take long to imagine it.
A story that has become part of the cultural zeitgeist?
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Leading such a production tour de force was Sarah Lohman, a filmmaker known for rapidly shot, low-budget work such as horror Secrets in the woods or bad comedy Good Satan. But why such a hurry? Adam Lewison, the content manager of the Tubi platform explained that the times were shortened as much as possible “to timely capture a story that has become part of the cultural zeitgeist”.
Lewison works for yet another free streaming service looking for its niche: Tubi has bet heavily on Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial, producing and distributing it exclusively on its platform. Also participating in the project is MarVista Entertainment (subsidiary of Fox), whose partnership with Tubi does not stop only at this film. “The idea is to try to connect viewers to stories with this kind of social relevance and current resonance. Looking at certain products will thus become a must for any fan of pop culture or celebrity drama,” said MarVista EVP Creative of Affairs Hannah Pillemer.
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The film promises not to limit its narrative arc to a mere account of the trial, also trying to tell the love story of the ex-spouses (before it exploded). To interpret the protagonists of the story are two actors who have already appeared in successful series such as Mark Hapka and Megan Davis. Judging by the trailer, Zach’s performer in Ghost Whisperer looks believable as Depp: Hapka not only copies the star’s long tail and bit of Pirates of the Caribbean but it also mimics his characteristic tone of voice well. For his part, Davis returns the portrait of a Amber Heard that appears almost a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown. On the other hand, as they say in the trailer, The trial already seems from the beginning “to have a clear favorite”: Johnny Depp. Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial will it last less than the time it took to make it? Or will it be a success? The session to decide has just been opened.