After being fired from "Fantastic Beasts", Johnny Depp loses another major role
Johnny Depp, life and rebellious career in 40 shots
Johnny Depp loses another major role after the one in the Fantastic Beasts saga. The Hollywood star is going through a very difficult time, marked by the war in court against his ex-wife Amber Heard and the choice of some producers to keep him away from the set. As the Hollywood Report reveals, the actor would have been fired from a famous television production where he was supposed to play the illusionist Harry Houdini.
In recent months, all the certainties of Depp, a star admired and in great demand by film productions, have crumbled. The actor lost the court battle against the Sun, which in 2018 he had called him a "wife beater", regarding the ongoing affair with Amber Heard. A decline, that of Johnny, which began in 2016 when the actress, married in 2014 and from whom she divorced after just 15 months of marriage, accused him of domestic abuse.
Since then nothing has been the same for Depp who has faced battles in court and accusations. Just a few ago, the ruling that he lost to the Sun was followed by the announcement that he will not be in the new chapter of the Fantastic Beasts saga. A choice made by Warner Bros who decided to "fire" him from the role of Gellert Grindelwald. According to the Hollywood Report, in the last period Johnny would have lost many allies and friends in the mono of cinema. First of all the producer Bruckheimer who with him created the Pirates of the Caribbean saga and some time ago had chosen him as the protagonist of Houdini.
The producer would now change his mind and relations with Depp would deteriorate. "Depp's relationship with Bruckheimer has frayed in recent months," a source explained. In the meantime, in 2021, the star will have to return to court, this time to face a legal battle against a member of the City of Lies film crew. In fact, Johnny was accused by the man of having punched twice. The troubles therefore do not seem over and could continue for a long time, with Depp away from the set and increasingly in crisis. “You simply can't work with him right now – explained an insider […] He's radioactive”.