The primary photos of a two-part movie exploring the Wagatha Christie authorized battle have been launched by Channel 4.
Bafta-winning This Is England actress Chanel Cresswell is pictured as Coleen Rooney sitting in courtroom within the first have a look at Vardy V Rooney: A Courtroom Drama.
Natalia Tena, often known as Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter, performs Rebekah Vardy and is seen sporting darkish sun shades and surrounded by reporters.
Channel 4 mentioned its movie, resulting from air in December, “recreates the high-stakes, high-drama Excessive Courtroom defamation case,” primarily based on courtroom transcripts.
It additionally envisions the “big influence on the lives of the 2 ladies at its heart.”
As for Rooney and Vardy’s husbands, Dion Lloyd performs the previous Manchester United midfielder, whereas Marton Nagyszokolyai takes on the function of present Leicester Metropolis striker Jamie Vardy.
dubbed The #WagathaChristie case when it first surfaced on social media in 2019, the case made headlines world wide.
On this summer time’s trial, Vardy, 40, misplaced a defamation battle towards Rooney, 36, to a social media put up after a Excessive Courtroom choose discovered it to be “considerably true”.
Within the put up, which went viral in October 2019, Rooney mentioned she had been working a “sting operation” for months and accused Vardy of spreading “faux tales” about her non-public life to the media.
Her investigative efforts led to her being nicknamed “Wagatha Christie” in reference to standard thriller author Agatha Christie and the time period referring to sportsmen’s wives and girlfriends (Wags).
In October, a choose dominated this Vardy should pay 90% of Rooney’s authorized prices following the libel swimsuit – and the invoice may very well be round £1.5m.
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In August, Disney+ confirmed it was making a three-part docu-series in regards to the courtroom battle with “unique entry” to Rooney.
The high-profile courtroom case can also be being become a West Finish play.
A brief clip of the Channel 4 present might be out there on Monday.