Who is Mark Hapka? All About The Actor Set To Direct Upcoming Tubi Documentary About Johnny Depp’s Trial Against Amber Heard
TV actor Mark Hapka has been cast to play Johnny Depp in the Tubi adaptation of Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against Amber Heard. The highly televised affair will be adapted into a feature film titled Hot Take: The Depp/Heard TrialI.
Besides Hapka, the project will see Megan Davis as Amber Heard, Melissa Marty as Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez, and Mary Carrig as Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft.
Mark Hapka is best known for playing the role of Nathan Horton on the soap opera days of our lives. He also starred as Zach on CBS’ Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side.
The new feature film, Hot Take: The Depp/Heard TrialI will explore the relationship between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard as well as their highly publicized court case that spanned two months.
Movie actor Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Mark Hapka debuted in James Franco Good time Max
Mark Hapka, 40, began his career in 2007 with the feature film by James Franco Good time Max. He also starred in five episodes of Miley Cyrus’ Disney Channel Adventure. Hannah Montana in 2009.
Mark Hapka grew up in Buffalo, Rome and New York. He studied voice and music education in Syracuse, at Onondaga Community College in New York, after which the actor moved to Los Angeles. In LA, Hapka trained at Playhouse West.
Hapka also appeared in the ABC series Greek and in movies like Second sight and Dwarves Vs. Pets. He played the lead roles in the 2009 independent feature film The Danny McKay Project and the 2013 sports drama 23 Blast. He also worked in the 2015 American sci-fi adventure film Parallels.
Although not much is known about his recent project portraying Depp, it will be directed by Sara Lohman, who previously directed the horror film. Off-grid. The screenplay was written by Guy Nicolucci while the feature film is backed by Fox Entertainment’s MarVista Entertainment.
According to Deadline, the film should be released at the end of September. In a statement via Variety, Tubi Chief Content Officer Adam Lewinson said:
“[The film is set to] capturing a timely take on a story that has become part of the cultural zeitgeist, painting a unique picture of what millions watched play out in the headlines over the summer.
Hannah Pillemer, creative executive vice president of business for MarVista, told Variety:
“Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial is one of many timely and culturally relevant original films to come out of our expanding partnership and roster of films produced in conjunction with Tubi. Connecting viewers to stories with this kind of social and topical currency makes watching them a must for any fan of pop culture or celebrity dramas.
A brief look at the controversial Johnny Depp lawsuit against Amber Heard
The new feature was inspired by the recent libel case between exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. It will feature the six-week legal battle and the “tumultuous relationship” the couple had before.
The trial ended on June 1, 2022, after Depp won on three counts while Heard won on one count. The fantastic beasts the actor was awarded around $10.4 million in damages, while the Aquaman The actress was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.
The lawsuit began as Depp claimed that an article his ex-wife had written in The Washington Post in 2018 was defamatory of him.
According to the latest updates, the movie will be available through Tubi in places like the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. It apparently won’t be released in the UK or the European Union.