Johnny Depp proposes trail delay due to filming of ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ – Deadline

Johnny Depp has requested that his defamation lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Hurd be delayed due to upcoming filming Fantastic Beast 3.

Due to the COVID-19 epidemic, filming for the film directed by David Yates was put on par with many Hollywood shoots and events. But as conditions at the main film production site in London have improved, production is set to resume in October and possibly end in February, with the Depp-Heard trial set to run from 11 January to 28 2021 .

“When the court set the current trial date in the case, Mr. Depp understood that Warner Bros. planned to shoot ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ in London long before January 11, 2021. COVID-19 disrupted the studio’s plans, leading to repeated postponements. The situation in London has improved somewhat, with Warner Bros. now setting a shooting schedule that conflicts with the trial date in the case, ”court papers say.

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Great animal The actor requested on August 21 that the hearing be deferred for some time between March and June 2021.

Depp filed a $ 50 million defamation lawsuit against him Aquaman Actress ex-wife for 2018 op-ed to be published in 2019 Washington Post In which he wrote about sexual and domestic violence. The case has since been handled in Virginia.

The legal papers also state that Hurd has agreed to hold a meeting on 11 September to discuss possible delays and that he would have “no prejudice, much less undue favor” to the proposed adjournment. As he expected the film Aquaman 2 Sometime next year. The sequel to the 2018 film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 16, 2022.

The news of the actor’s request to postpone the defamation lawsuit comes nearly a month after Depp’s defamation battle against The Sun, a newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch. While the 16-day dispute has ended, a verdict has not been reached. Judge Justice Nicole is set to give an outcome by September at the earliest.