Amber Heard's first film after the Depp trial, 'In the Fire,' burns to the ground.

Those who fell victim to the over-the-top animosity directed at Amber Heard during the Johnny Depp trial

 as chronicled in the docuseries “Depp v. Heard” – will alas have fresh ammunition thanks to “In the Fire

 a pretty awful starring vehicle for the actor that she also produced, a film unlikely to produce many sparks beyond those set off by the morbidly curious.

Shot as an Italian-American co-production on what looks like a minimal budget, the movie makes its debut simultaneously in theaters and on digital and demand

a logical strategy, since the theatrical toehold should quickly go up in flames.

Set in the 1890s, the film stars Heard as a New York doctor, Grace Burnham, who journeys to a small 

and remote plantation in an distant location where she has come to treat a young boy, Martin (Lorenzo McGovern Zaini).

The locals have come to believe the child is some sort of demon, bringing ill fortune to their village.

Grace – an alienist, the term employed before it became known as psychiatry – allows that the boy is different but rejects any supernatural explanation 

telling his skeptical father (Eduardo Noriega) and a caring priest (Luca Calvani),  


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