Depp, 58, and Heard, 35, have been locked in years of legal battles and have both denied each other’s allegations of domestic abuse.
Now a documentary entitled Johnny vs. Amber – reportedly telling the story from both their perspectives – is in the works according to Deadline.
Incoming: The collapse of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s marriage will be the subject of a new two-part documentary; they are pictured together in 2011
The production company Optomen is behind the project which will be released on the streaming service Discovery+.
Depp’s side of the story will be detailed by the first part of the documentary and then Heard’s side will be fleshed out in the second.
Archival footage will be interspersed with interviews of people who know both parties, as well as lawyers who have represented them.
One of the executive producers Nick Hornby, not to be confused with the famous author of High Fidelity, noted that text messages will also be included.
Pictured in 2014: Depp, 58, and Heard, 35, have been locked in years of legal battles and have both denied each other’s allegations of domestic abuse
‘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,’ he said.
Depp and Heard have been waging a legal battle through various lawsuits since she filed for divorce in May 2016 after just 15 months of marriage.
Days after she made her divorce filing she accused him of domestic abuse and secured a temporary restraining order against him.
Depp has staunchly denied the allegations but was dealt a major blow last year when he lost a libel action he had filed against The Sun for calling him a ‘wife beater.’
In the pipeline: Now a documentary entitled Johnny vs. Amber – reportedly telling the story from both their perspectives – is in the works according to Deadline; pictured in 2015
Judge Mr Justice Nicol of the High Court of England and Wales ruled that The Sun’s allegation was ‘substantially true.’
Depp had to pay had to pay £628,000 ($861,000) in legal fees – and although he attempted to appeal the High Court ruling he was turned down this March.
Meanwhile Depp is also suing Heard for libel in Virginia over a Washington Post op-ed in which she said she was a victim of domestic violence.
Heard made a $100 million counterclaim against him after his former lawyer Adam Waldman dismissed her allegations as part of a ‘sexual violence hoax.’
Comprehensive: Depp’s side of the story will be detailed by the first part of the documentary and then Heard’s side will be fleshed out in the second; pictured in 2015
Part of her counterclaim – in which she accused Depp of trying to hurt her career by setting social media bots after her – has been thrown out.
However both Depp’s $35 million suit against Heard in Virginia and her $100 million countersuit are currently ongoing.
She attempted to have his libel action against her dismissed after he lost his case against the Sun, but this August a judge ruled Depp’s Virginia suit may proceed.
Over the course their feud she has included photos of herself with bruises and scars and he has provided photos of himself with facial injuries.
End of the road: Depp and Heard have been waging a legal battle through various lawsuits since she filed for divorce in May 2016 after just 15 months of marriage; pictured in 2011
Early last year DailyMail.com exclusively obtained audio recordings of Heard admitting to ‘hitting’ Depp and hurling ‘pots and pans’ at him.
She is heard saying that she ‘hit you across the face in a proper slap, but I was hitting you, it was not punching you. Babe, you’re not punched.’
On the recording – which was made on her phone consensually during an informal two-hour ‘therapy’ session – she also mocked him for fleeing their altercation, calling him ‘such a baby’ and taunting him: ‘Grow the f*** up.’
Earlier this month a Virginia court agreed to allow Depp’s team to ‘forensically inspect’ Heard’s phone to see whether the pictures of her bruised face were falsified.