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Would you see a film about the Barefoot Bandit?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

In the “News That Makes My Blood Pressure Shoot Up A Few Points” category, the Huffington Post is reporting that Colton Harris-Moore, the Barefoot Bandit, has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to do a film about his life story. The deal could be worth as much as $1.3 million. He wouldn’t get a dime of it, of course; plea bargains he made in June to the various felony charges (including stealing airplanes) prevent that. (By the way, check out Mike Collins’ account of the Barefoot Bandit saga here.) Harris-Moore is set to be sentenced in October.

He might not get a dime, but he’ll continue to get notoriety. Even if I vote with my wallet, I suppose his 80 zillion Facebook friends will make up the difference at the box office.

What about you? Would you see a film about the Barefoot Bandit?