Following a widely publicized legal battle in which she faced a defamation lawsuit from her former spouse, Johnny Depp, Amber Heard is poised to stage her return to the Hollywood scene. In the freshly released film In the Fire, she embarks on a harrowing journey to confront a malevolent possession. However, the movie has failed miserably at impressing the critics.

Amber Heard

Amber Heard
Filmed as a collaboration between Italian and American production, the movie appears to have been created with a modest budget. Its release strategy involves simultaneous debuts in theaters and on digital platforms, a practical approach considering that its theatrical presence is expected to be short-lived.

Amber Heard’s Film Fails To Impress Critics

Set in the 1890s, the movie features Amber Heard in the role of Dr. Grace Burnham, a physician from New York. She embarks on a journey to a secluded plantation in a distant, isolated area to provide medical care to a young boy named Martin (Lorenzo McGovern Zaini). The local residents have come to perceive the child as a harbinger of misfortune, believing him to be some kind of malevolent presence affecting their village. Here’s what the reviewers have to say.
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.
Todd Jegenson from Cinemalogue wrote:
Despite the title, there’s not much heat in this slow-burning horror saga, which is more tedious than suspenseful.
Amber Heard

Amber Heard
Brian Farvour from The Playlist wrote:
For a movie about a sinister child unintentionally terrorizing a small town, it lacks any real suspense.
Brian Orndorf from Blu-ray.com wrote:

Some passion does emerge from performances, but wilder swings of condemnation, along with romantic entanglements, take material that initially feels invested in reality and turns it into a soap opera.
Avi Offer from NYC Movie Guru wrote:
A shallow, tedious and forgettable horror thriller that suffers from clunkiness, stilted dialogue, lazy exposition and a lackluster plot that’s dark, but very low on suspense and intrigue. Amber Heard is miscast here and gives hammy performance.
All in all Amber Heard’s first outing after her highly-publicised trail against Johnny Depp has ended in a disaster.

Amber Heard Was Asked To Stop Promoting Aquaman 2

A recent report from Variety, drawing from notes made by Amber Heard’s therapist, has unveiled intriguing insights into her forthcoming movie, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. The report suggests that Jason Momoa once appeared on set under the influence and wearing an outfit reminiscent of Heard’s former spouse, Johnny Depp. The report further claims that Jason expressed a desire to have her removed from the project.
Heard's look as Mera from the first AquamanAmber Heard’from a scene in Aquaman
In addition to Momoa, the therapist’s records allege that the movie’s director, James Wan, exhibited a lack of support for the Zombieland actress, primarily because of the legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. The notes indicate that Wan hindered her from sharing updates about the film or capturing images on set.

Amber Heard said (via Variety):
“He raised his voice @ me — ‘I can’t even post about Aquaman’ — made it like it was my fault – I said ‘I’m sorry,’” say Hughes’ notes in reference to Wan. “Nobody could take selfies with me on set given blackout.”
While the director of The Conjuring has not issued any response, a representative from DC has asserted that James Wan has maintained a constructive and supportive approach towards his cast and crew, and this positive attitude was consistent during the production of Aquaman 2.