Johnny Depp and Amber Heard documentary commissioned by Discovery

Discovery has commissioned “Johnny vs Amber,” a two-part documentary that tells the story of the breakup of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s relationship and how it developed into a celebrity lawsuit.

Each film is produced as a double count by Optomen, and each film is told from one of their perspectives. The documentary will feature interviews with involved lawyers on both sides and testimonies from those close to the former couple. It will also examine extensive recordings and audio recordings filmed by the couple themselves.

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The document will be available on Discovery Plus this fall.

In 2016, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp, and the case, which ended with a judgment in the British Supreme Court against Depp, made global headlines.

Clare Laycock, senior VP of planning and insight and head of entertainment at Discovery, said: “The series provides an in-depth insight into the epic battle that drove #JusticeforJohnnyDepp and #IStandWithYouAmberHeard fan campaigns and the very public High Court case that gripped us all. Optomen has done a fantastic job of turning this multi-layered story into something both captivating and terrifying. “

Charlotte Reid, Deputy Director of Entertainment at Discovery, said: “The story of what happened between Johnny and Amber remains hugely divisive between fans and the public at large. We set out to make a documentary that would explore the story of each of them. their perspectives so that the viewer can go beyond the headlines, understand who they are, and decide who to believe in this complex human story.We think it is a compelling contemporary story of truth and lies that we hope will open up for a chat with our viewers on Discovery Plus. “

Nick Hornby, co-CEO of Optomen, added: “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. “

The series was commissioned for Discovery Plus by Laycock, commissioned by Reid and executive produced by Matt Reid for Discovery. It’s executive produced by Hornby and Fran Baker for Optomen.

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