Johnny Depp’s Manager Claims He Would’ve Made $22.5M for ‘Pirates 6’
As per his representative, Johnny Depp was set to earn a large sum of money for the canceled “Pirates of the Caribbean” film – a sum that may be used to justify his losses.
JD’s ex-agent and current talent manager, Jack Whigham, testified Monday as Johnny’s legal team proceeded to call witnesses on his behalf – and during questioning, Whigam revealed how much he thought Amber Heard’s accusations had cost Johnny.
Johnny Depp was to receive US$22.5mil for 'Pirates 6', says agent
In the fourth week of the defamation trial at Fairfax County Courthouse in Virginia in the US, actor Johnny Depp's talent agent Jack Whigham claimed he had "closed a deal" for the actor to be paid US$22.5mil to play Captain Jack Sparrow once again for Pirates of the Carribean 6. Read more at https://bit.ly/381CRdB WATCH MORE: https://thestartv.com/c/news SUBSCRIBE: https://cutt.ly/TheStar LIKE: https://fb.com/TheStarOnlinePosted by The Star on Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Whigham believes he has no doubt Johnny lost his role in the proposed sixth sequel of ‘Pirates,’ which he believes would have paid JD a staggering $22.5 million.
It’s worth mentioning that during cross-examination, Whigham confessed that the purported transaction was NOT something he’d had in writing yet, which Amber’s team seized on, but he said it’s not how business works.
Whigham claims that these kinds of conversations with high-level performers and major studios, particularly when it comes to franchises, are frequently held on a verbal level first, and that studios will generally telegraph what an actor may anticipate for the following chapter, provided one occurs.
In this case, Whigham states that ‘Pirates 6’ was scheduled to occur with Johnny in a significant position (clearly, he’s the primary character Jack Sparrow), however that everything stopped following Amber’s WaPo op-ed.
As you are aware, Johnny is suing Amber for roughly $50 million in damages, and it appears that the $22.5 million he claims he was cheated out of accounts for a sizable portion of that. Who the jury believes will be determined by the passage of time.
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