Depp in “Minamata Disease”
Real history adaptation starring Johnny Depp《Minamata disease》It was originally planned to be released in North America on February 5 this year, but was later withdrawn due to the epidemic. In July of this year, the film’s director Andrew Levitas criticized the domestic violence lawsuit Xue Zang of the MGM actor Depp for the release of the film. Recently, Fang MGM has finally confirmed the North American schedule of the film: it will be screened on December 15 and will be expanded in the United States and Canada early next year.
“Minamata Disease” is adapted from a book written by Eugene Smith and his wife. In 1956, a strange disease caused by mercury pollution broke out in Japan, “Minamata Disease”. Eugene, played by Depp, was commissioned to come to Japan to record this strange disease. In addition to Depp, the film starring also includes Bill Ney, Sanada Hiroyuki, Asano Tadanobu, Miami, Kase Ryo, Kunimura Hayabusa and so on.
Domestic violence lawsuit failed and Depp plummeted
In 2018, the British “Sun” called Depp a “wife-beater” (wife-beater), and Depp sued the newspaper for “defamation.” On November 2, 2020, the British court found that Depp had lost the case. The judge believed that Depp had repeatedly attacked his ex-wife Amber Heard. Subsequently, Depp was expelled from the crew of “Fantastic Beasts 3” by Warner, and Disney “Pirates of the Caribbean” restarted and no longer sought him out. He no longer participated in the new series “Harry Houdini” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer…
“Water Disease” director Andrew Levitas wrote in an open letter to MGM: “I don’t understand why the private life of an actor (Depp) is more important than the suffering of industrial pollution victims.”
Stills of “Minamata Disease”