Runaway Bride Jennifer Wilbanks Offered Movie Deal

To no one’s surprise, Jennifer Wilbanks is getting the opportunity to cash in on her infamy with a movie deal.

Runaway Bride May Get Movie Deal (AP)

Runaway bride Jennifer Wilbanks made a deal with a company that is pitching a movie about her life to networks — annoying officials who spent thousands of dollars searching for her. ReganMedia, a New York multimedia company, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for a story in Thursday’s papers it has acquired all media rights to the “life stories” of Wilbanks and her fiance, John Mason.

The company did not say whether any money had changed hands. “I am looking forward to developing the scripted project with Wilbanks and Mason,” company president Judith Regan said in a statement. “Theirs is an unexpected and compelling story of love and forgiveness that has certainly taught me a thing or two.”

It brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?


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  3. ICallMasICM says:

    Sure she’s crazy…crazy like a fox!

  4. white pebble says:

    More idiots get movie deals

    This is very appropriate to put after Key’s bit about MJ… don’t you think?
    Outside The Beltway : Runaway Bride Jennifer Wilbanks Offered Movie Deal
    To no one’s surprise, Jennifer Wilbanks is getting the opportunity to cash in…

  5. McGehee says:

    They better hope she doesn’t run out on that commitment.

  6. S.K. says:

    Wasn’t there already a movie by Julia Roberts and Richard Gere called… I don’t know… Runaway Bride?

  7. Michelle Foster says:

    I can’t believe this Jennifer Wilbanks is cashing in
    after what she did!!!!!!
    I hope someone can stop it from happening, that is like saying you can get rich from committing a crime!!!
    I would NEVER watch a movie or read a book that had anything to do with her!!!
    And Please CANCEL the Katie Couric interview with her!!! This woman has NO RIGHT to make money off of her crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. The politics of abductions

    By now, everyone in the world has heard about a young lady named Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in Arabu and has yet to be found. Low and behold, Aruban officials arrested another person in relation to her disapperance.

  9. Annie says:

    Every bit of the proceeds should go to missing and exploited children. That should send a message to the bride and Hollywood.