Famed American actor Johnny Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard's troubled marriage and divorce fiasco attracted widespread media attention. The former couple’s legal battle will now be showcased in a two-part documentary.
Streaming service Discovery Plus announced on Friday that it had commissioned the project, titled as, Johnny vs Amber.
The docuseries will reportedly shed light on both the estranged lovers' perspectives about their marriage and legal battles that followed.
The film will be produced by Optomen and will premiere on streaming service Discovery+. "Through the tapes, home videos and text messages shown in court, these films give viewers a rare and important insight into a marriage that went tragically wrong, and to better understand the hugely important issue of domestic violence," says executive producer Nick Hornby.
For the unversed, the Aquaman actress filed for divorce from Depp in 2016 2016 after just 15 months of marriage and later accused him of domestic violence. The Pirates of Caribbean actor denied all the allegations. A judge finalized their divorce in January 2017 with Heard being granted a $7 million settlement.
Their legal battles continued when Depp, 58, sued Heard, 35,for defamation after the actress wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post in 2018 about surviving domestic violence.