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Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Trial Will Be Adapted Into A Movie

The highly publicized defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is being turned into a movie called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial. The two first met while making the 2011 film The Rum Diary. They married in 2015, but the marriage came to an end in 2017 when the couple divorced. In 2018, via an op-ed for The Washington Post, Heard seemingly accused Depp of domestic violence without mentioning him directly, which he nevertheless claimed negatively affected his career. Following the accusations, the actor exited the Fantastic Beasts franchise and was blocked from returning to his most notable role as Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films.

Depp chose to sue Heard following the fallout surrounding his career, with the actor seeking $50 million in damages. Heard counter-sued, seeking $100 million, asserting that she was the one being wronged. The trial between the two quickly spiraled into a media circus, getting daily coverage as the proceedings were televised. Both actors saw their share of highs and lows through the trial, but ultimately, Depp was awarded $15 million from a jury decision, which was later reduced to $10 million, while Heard received $2 million. However, with the Depp/Heard trial ending only a few months ago, it may come as a shock that a film about it is already being fast-tracked with a cast in place.

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As reported by Variety, the free streaming service Tubi has fast-tracked the production of Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial. The film is directed by Sara Lohman, who previously helmed the made-for-TV movies The Reunion and Secrets in the Woods. The script was written by Guy Nicolucci of The Daily Show. Hot Take stars Mark Hapka as Depp, Megan Davis as Heard, Melissa Marty as Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez, and Mary Carrig as Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft. Surprisingly, the movie will also be available to watch this month, on September 30. While that turnaround seems extremely rapid, Tubi’s chief content officer stated that the film was quickly developed “to capture a timely take on a story that became part of the cultural zeitgeist, painting a unique picture of what millions watched play out in the headlines over the summer.”

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For better or worse, the Depp and Heard trial was one of the biggest news stories of the summer, leading to countless debates and questionable responses. Because of its notoriety, it seemed inevitable that it would someday become a movie. However, the speed at which it was made is bound to raise more than a few eyebrows. Very little time has passed, which means the dust hasn’t fully settled. Because of that, it could be that Hot Take will present a rather surface-level version of the trial, and it likely won’t provide much new insight into what happened.

With Tubi being a free streaming service and the intense attention surrounding the Depp/Heard trial, Hot Take is likely to draw in curious viewers. However, with the quick turnaround of the film, it could equate to a made-for-TV movie comparable to films produced by Lifetime or Hallmark. Still, many just might tune in when Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial hits Tubi.

Source: Variety

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‘I am officially off the market’: When Margot Robbie revealed she made the ‘conscious’ decision of not dating actors

Margot Robbie revealed her decision to not date actors because of the media scrutiny that came with a public relationship of two high-profile actors
Back in 2015, A-lister Margot Robbie made a declaration that she would not be dating any actors. The actress may have alluded to her fiance Tom Ackerley, who she married the following year in 2016. In an exclusive interview with Marie Claire, she revealed that being in a relationship as an actor herself came with its own set of challenges. She believed that dating someone who was popular would add on to the media scrutiny.

Margot Robbie opened up on why she made a conscious decision to not date actorsTalking to Marie Claire, she claimed, “I am officially off the market.” She then shared the reasoning behind her decision and added, “I made a conscious decision not to date actors.” She continued to explain, “But not because I hate actors. That’s a nasty generalization to make, and that’s not the case. People take such an interest in your love life when you have a profile, it puts a lot of stress on a relationship.”
The Barbie actress continued, “So two people with profiles, I figure it’s just double the amount of scrutiny, and I’d like to avoid that at all costs.” This came after reports of her locking lips with Tarzan co-star Alexander Skarsgard started making rounds. It was reported that she was caught kissing the actor during the Sundance Film Festival.

Margot Robbie revealed she opted for a minimal lifestyle even after becoming an actorIn the interview, Robbie also opened up about how she was adapting to fame. She shared, “I have a normal 24-year-old life. If I were a waitress, I’d probably have the exact same lifestyle. I’d go to the same clubs I go to already, live in the same house with the same housemates, hang out with the same people.”
However, Margot Robbie tied the knot with Tom Ackerley who is an English producer and actor. The duo met on the sets of 2013 movie Suite Francaise where Tom was working as an assistant director. Post marriage, both of them launched their production company LuckyChap Entertainment.

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Monica Bellucci and Tin Burton at lunch in the restaurant in Selci Lama

For All Saints’ Day, the Hollywood star from Tiferno returned to his native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and then visit his parentsOn the occasion of the All Saints’ Day celebrations, the Hollywood star of Tiferno origin, Monica Bellucci, returned to her native Umbria to enjoy a moment of relaxation and to visit her father Pasquale and her mother Brunella.Flanked by her current partner Tim Burton, she went to lunch, together with about twenty old friends, at the Osteria del Musicista, which has always been her favorite restaurant, in Selci Lama.Menu dedicated to typical dishes of the area, which includes an appetizer with breadsticks lined with coppa, duck in porchetta and grilled pork livers, polenta with wild boar sauce accompanied by the very typical cappelletti in broth.To conclude, a dessert based on fried “ciaccia” with Nutella and roasted chestnuts.
Having paid the bill and greeted the restaurant owner and lifelong friend, Roberto Polchi, Monica brought home cappelletti and broth for a family dinner.

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‘Rocky’ Was Quite Different In His Original Screenplay, Sylvester Stallone Claims

Sylvester Stallone took his friend’s advice on a rewrite of the original screenplay to Rocky. A few tweaks later, he was on his way to major success.
In the new Netflix documentary Sly, Stallone discussed how he initially conceived of the project, which had a much harder edge. In the early version, Rocky was depicted as a “thuggish” character, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s crime drama, Mean Streets.

But Stallone’s perspective changed when a friend read the script and thought the boxer was too cruel for audiences to actually care about him.
Stallone recalled her crying.

“She goes, ‘I hate Rocky. I hate him. He’s cruel. He hits people. He beats them up.’”
Stallone took it to heart, and asked what he could do to soften the character.

“I said, ‘what if you stop short of it?’ Like, maybe he almost did. He could have, that’s his job, but he doesn’t?’ ‘That’d be nice,’” he added. “I said, ‘What if he had a girlfriend or something?’ ‘Yeah, that’s nice.’ So I go back, start writing that: ‘Girlfriend. Nice.’”
$117 million in box office later, a franchise was born.

Stallone also revealed that actor Dolph Lundgren sent him to the hospital during one fight scene in Rocky IV.
“Dolph Lundgren… he pulverized me,” Stallone says in the documentary. “Later that night, my heart started to swell—which happens when the heart hits the chest—and then my blood pressure went up to 260, and they thought I was going to be talking to angels. Next thing I know, I’m in intensive care, where I’m surrounded by nuns, and I thought, ‘OK, that’s curtains.’”
Stallone was in the hospital for nine days following the incident, praying for “one more round.”
“For the first minute of the fight, it is going to be a free-for-all,” Stallone told Lundgren. The Swedish actor joked in a separate interview that all he did was “obey orders,” explaining, “[Stallone] was the boss. I did what he told me.”
Doctors allegedly told Stallone that he received a blow to the ribs that made his heart rattle around in his ribcage, a condition typically seen in head-on collisions. “I did hit a bus, of sorts,” Stallone joked.

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