Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship breakdown to be focus of new documentary

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A new documentary from Discovery+ is set to air, telling the story of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's relationship and subsequent breakdown, according to Deadline.

Entitled Johnny vs. Amber, each actor will provide their own viewpoints and individual perspectives in the two-part documentary produced as a double-bill by Optomen and Discovery+.

It will also feature interviews with lawyers on both sides as well as people close to both Depp and Heard, as well as extensive archive and audio footage from over the years.

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Nick Hornby and Fran Baker will be executive producing the documentary for Optomen, with Hornby saying: "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."

Charlotte Reid, VP commissioning for entertainment at Discovery, said: "The story of what happened between Johnny and Amber continues to be hugely divisive, between fans and the public at large."

"We set out to make a documentary that would explore the story from each of their perspectives, so the viewer can go beyond the headlines, understand who they are, and decide who they should believe in this complex human story.

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"We think it's a compelling contemporary story on truth and lies that we hope will open up a conversation with our viewers on Discovery Plus," Reid added.

It will, of course, also take a look at Depp and Heard's legal battles – following reports that Depp intends to sue his ex-wife for defamation in the US.

Heard originally filed for divorce in 2016, and in 2019, Depp had a defamation case against The Sun dismissed after the newspaper published an article describing him as a "wife-beater", a claim that he has disputed vigorously.

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