TOPSHOT - Actor Johnny Depp waves as he leaves the courtroom at the end of today's hearings in his defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, on May 18, 2022. - US actor Johnny Depp is suing ex-wife Amber Heard for libel after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse. (Photo by KEVIN LAMARQUE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by KEVIN LAMARQUE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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Well, that didn’t take long at all!

It was bound to happen sooner or later (and in the entertainment world, the former is probably the safest bet), but it looks like there’s already a TV-movie adaptation of the Amber Heard/Johnny Depp defamation trial on the way! Our sister site TVLine reports that Tubi — Fox’s free streaming service — is set to release a film called Hot Take: The Depp/Heard Trial.

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The trial’s barely over, having wrapped just this past spring on June 1, but it looks like the movie’s already wrapped and will be airing in just a couple weeks on September 30! Depp v. Heard lasted almost two months and fans seemingly couldn’t get enough of all the lurid details as the two accused each other of abuse and sued and countersued for defamation. So it’s not exactly surprising that we got such a fast turn-around on a movie.

By the time it comes out, we’ll have been almost four moths out from the trial’s end — there’s a good chance it won’t be the only adaptation! This one, though, is of particular interest to soap fans, as Days of Our Lives alum Mark Hapka will be playing the mega-famous Depp in what’s sure to be a switch from Salem’s good doctor, Nathan Horton.

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Hapka’s been scrubbing in for Depp!

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We have a feeling grandma Maggie would be absolutely horrified at the whole spectacle — but a highly publicized court case highlighting a dysfunctional relationship seems about par for the course for the rest of Salem!

Speaking of dysfunctional, volatile relationship, check out our photo gallery of the never-ending, highly unhealthy triangle between EJ, Sami and Lucas.