The first images of the two part movie exploring the legal battle ‘Wagatha Christie’ have been released by Channel 4.
This Is England award-winning actress Chanel Cresswell, pictured as Coleen Rooney, is sitting in court, in her first look at Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama.
While Harry Potter’s Natalia Tena, who will take on the role of Rebekah Vardy, was seen in dark glasses surrounded by reporters.
Good Omens actor Michael Sheen will also play Rooney’s lawyer David Sherborne, whose previous clients have included Diana, Princess of Wales and Johnny Depp, alongside Simon Coury as Vardy’s lawyer. , Hugh Tomlinson QC.
It also sees Dion Lloyd playing former Manchester United midfielder Wayne Rooney and Marton Nagyszokolyai taking on current Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy. Both footballers also play for England.
Channel 4 says its film “recreates a dramatic, high-risk Supreme Court defamation case” based on court transcripts.
It also imagines “huge impact on the lives of its two central women.”
Dubbed the #WagathaChristie case when it first surfaced on social media in 2019, this daring case caught the world’s attention.
In a trial that gained national attention this summer, Vardy, 40, lost a defamation battle against Rooney, 36, in a post that went viral on social media after a Supreme Court judge Cao thinks that is “basically true”.
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In a viral post in October 2019, Rooney said she had performed “month-long injection surgery” and accused Vardy of revealing “false stories” about her private life to the press. .
Her investigative efforts have led to her being dubbed ‘Wagatha Christie’ in reference to the famous detective writer Agatha Christie and the term referring to the wives and girlfriends of sportsmen (Wags).
The high-profile case is also being turned into a West End play with stage actress Lucy May Barker playing Vardy while Laura Dos Santos, who has appeared in Doctor Who, will play Rooney.
In August, Disney+ confirmed it was producing a three-part documentary series about the court battle with “exclusive access” to Rooney.
Vardy V Rooney: The Wagatha Christie trial is taking place at the Wyndham Theater until January 10.
Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will air on Channel 4 in December.
A short clip of the show will also be available on Monday.
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