Entertainment Wagatha Christie trial could be a Hollywood film, with directors 'scrambling for deal'
Vardy loses 'Wagatha Christie' libel case against Rooney
Rebekah Vardy has lost the 'Wagatha Christie' High Court libel battle she brought against Coleen Rooney over a viral social media post. In her judgment, Judge Justice Steyn said Rooney had succeeded in establishing that the essence of her social media post was "substantially true" - that's to say Vardy was responsible for leaking her private information to the press.In her conclusion, she said: "I have found that Ms Vardy was party to the disclosure to The Sun...
The Wagatha Christie trial is set to be turned into a Hollywood film, with a string of directors reportedly scrambling for a deal. The High Court drama – the culmination of a three-year battle between, 40, and , 36 – ended on Friday with Rooney emerging victorious. For many, it has been followed as much for its glamour as for the intrigue and betrayal of trust at its centre.
Rooney's friend Lizzie Cundy said: “I was on the phone to Bruno Tonioli, he was with a Hollywood director who wants to make a film. It’s not just him, lots of people in Hollywood have their eye on it. America can’t believe the headlines it courted around the world.”
Coleen Rooney breaks silence after 'difficult and stressful' Wagatha Christie case ends
Wayne Rooney's wife Coleen Rooney has broken her silence after winning Wagatha Christie case against Rebekah VardyMORE: Coleen Rooney wins Wagatha Christie battle following three-year libel trial with Rebekah Vardy
On Friday a judge ruled that Rooney's accusation that Vardy had leaked personal information about her was “substantially true”. Rooney told Cundy, 54, the result “was the best outcome” she could have hoped for. TV presenter Cundy, previously married to footballer Jason Cundy, said: “She is just incredibly grateful for how it’s all panned out.”
Rooney is expected to fly to Washington with husband Wayne, who is now manager of Major League Soccer side DC United. Cundy said of Rooney’s feelings towards Vardy: “She doesn’t wish her any ill will… but I don’t think they will ever be friends.”
It came as Rooney, 36, was said to be in "advanced talks" in telling her story in a documentary series made by Lorton films, which also made the documentary titled Rooney, about her husband. The Liverpool-born wife, known in footballing and social media circles as a member of the WAGs — wives and girlfriends of football stars — will reportedly tell the story of how she felt betrayed when stories about her were being leaked to a national newspaper in 2019.
Rebekah Vardy 'tried to win viewers' sympathy' in TalkTV interview, says psychologist
EXCLUSIVE: In light of Rebekah Vardy’s bombshell interview with TalkTV, a TV psychologist has commented on how the mum-of-five held herself in her first TV appearance since the verdict was given Rebekah denies the claims but, after the explosive seven-day Wagatha Christie trial, a judge ruled in Coleen’s favour, leaving Rebekah reportedly facing a whopping £2million legal bill.
To find the culprit she planted some false stories and narrowed down the field of people to whom she sent the stories. After he detective work and in true Agatha Christie style, she finally accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking the stories to the Press.
Rooney's friend previously told: “Coleen has remained quiet ever since that famous online post. But this could all change in what could be the TV event of the year. Viewers would see all the evidence that Coleen has forensically gathered via her online sleuthing and see why she is convinced that Rebekah leaked the stories about her and others.
"She is minded to get it all out into the pubic domain and let people make their own minds up. Talks are very well advanced.” A potential deal with Netflix is also reportedly on the cards, but it's looking like the show will be snapped up by Amazon Prime, as reported by the Mirror, and could be released later this year.
Rebekah Vardy says ex-agent Caroline Watt became 'so unwell' because of trial .
Rebekah Vardy has claimed that her former agent Caroline Watt has been made "so ill from a mental perspective" following her alleged involvement in leaking Coleen Rooney stories Rebekah, 40, made the claims in an explosive interview with TalkTV, named 'Coleen & Me', which aired on Wednesday, August 3 - the first interview that she has done since she lost the libel trial that she brought against Coleen, 36.