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Amber Heard Battles Demons in Comeback Film – The Hollywood Reporter



Amber Heard is about to make her Hollywood comeback after a extremely publicized defamation trial loss to ex-husband Johnny Depp by battling a demonic possession within the first trailer for In The Hearth, which dropped on Wednesday.

The teaser for director Conor Allyn’s Eighteen Nineties-set paranormal psychological thriller sees Heard play Grace Burnham, a psychiatrist in a distant plantation in Colombia caring for a disturbed boy with inexplicable talents. As she begins therapy, Burnham ignites a warfare between science and faith, with the native priest claiming the boy is possessed by the Satan and the reason for the village’s woes.

“Those people are scared. And they need something to blame for that fear. And it’s you,” Burnham tells the younger boy, performed by Lorenzo McGovern Zaini, at one level within the trailer.

Heard accomplished manufacturing on In The Hearth in March 2022. A number of months later in June, a Virginia jury awarded Johnny Depp $15 million in his go well with towards Heard, ruling that he had been defamed when his former spouse wrote a December 2018 op-ed in The Washington Publish during which Heard known as herself a home abuse survivor.

Depp was additionally principally vindicated on allegations that he defamed Heard by proxy when his lawyer known as her accusations a hoax. Heard is trying to In The Hearth to mark her return to Hollywood and the large display screen after her authorized loss.

“The film is a meditation on the almost supernatural powers of love told through a strong-willed and independent woman at the turn of the 20th century. I feel honored to be part of this labor of love and to be the lead in Conor Allyn’s vision. I feel lucky to be surrounded by such an amazing cast. They’re as dedicated and magical as the characters they play,” Heard stated in an announcement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

Allyn directed In The Hearth from a script he co-wrote with Pascal Borno and Silvio Muraglia. Saban Movies plans an Oct. 13, 2023 launch in theaters and on digital and on-demand platforms.

Heard additionally has a task within the upcoming Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom from director James Wan and with Jason Momoa returning because the titular hero. With a Dec. 20, 2023 launch, the long-awaited tentpole is a sequel to 2018’s Aquaman, which stands because the highest-grossing DC film of all time, with $1.148 billion on the field workplace.

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