‘In the Fire,’ Amber Heard’s first movie after the Depp trial, goes up in flames

Those who were victimized by the over-the-top animosity directed at Amber Heard during the Johnny Depp trial - as chronicled in the docuseries "Depp v. Heard" 

- will have new ammunition thanks to "In the Fire," a pretty bad starring vehicle for the actor that she also produced, a film unlikely to spark more than the morbidly curious. 

The film, shot as an Italian-American co-production on what appears to be a shoestring budget,  

makes its debut simultaneously in cinemas and on digital and demand, a rational tactic given that the theatrical toehold is likely to burn out shortly. 

The film is set in the 1890s and stars Heard as Grace Burnham, a New York doctor who travels to a small and rural plantation. 

The film, set in the 1890s, stars Heard as Grace Burnham, a New York doctor who travels to a small and lonely plantation in a distant place to treat a young boy named Martin (Lorenzo McGovern Zaini).  

The residents have come to believe that the child is a demon that brings bad luck to their community. 

Grace, an alienist (a term used before psychiatry), accepts that the boy is different but rejects any supernatural explanation, 

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