The race is on to convey the already infamous ‘Wagatha Christie’ defamation trial to our screens, following this week’s conclusion at London’s Excessive Court docket.
The battle between footballers’ wives Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy (married to Wayne Rooney and Jamie Vardy respectively) concluded after two and a half lengthy years, with the decide ruling in favour of Rooney. Vardy had initially introduced the case to court docket, claiming defamation after Rooney unveiled her because the offender behind a roll-call of tales about her and her household leaked to the press. Rooney had laid a lure for Vardy proscribing her Instagram account in order that she knew who may see her posts, resulting in the day she introduced on social media the outcomes of her investigation, saying, “It’s….. Rebekah Vardy.” Thus was #WagathaChristie born.
When Vardy’s case for libel lastly arrived within the British courtroom, weeks of witness statements and cross-examination unveiled the rivalry between the 2 girls, each high-profile figures within the UK.
Now, the battle is on between numerous manufacturing corporations to convey the definitive model of occasions to display screen.
The Observer newspaper in the present day confirmed that Poldark screenwriter Debbie Horsfield will pen a drama for Blueprint Productions, the corporate behind historic however equally high-profile scandalous tales A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe MP, and A Very British Scandal starring Clare Foy and Paul Bettany because the Duke and Duchess of Argyll.
In parallel with this challenge is Coleen Rooney’s reported documentary chronicling her aspect of occasions. Rooney beforehand participated in Rooney, a behind-the-scenes look by Lorton Leisure at her household life with husband Wayne which streamed on AmazonPrime.
There are additionally reviews that Netflix plans a documentary by Dorothy St Footage, who filmed Rooney in the course of the court docket case. And Chalkboard has been commissioned by Channel 4 to movie a reconstruction of occasions utilizing courtroom transcripts with actors taking the roles of the protagonists.
This case could have concluded within the eyes of the British authorized system, however clearly not within the public creativeness.