Michael Sheen and Natalia Tena solid in Rebekah Vardy v Coleen Rooney drama

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Channel 4 has introduced the solid for its upcoming dramatisation of the court docket battle between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney – take a look at a primary look picture above.

The 2-part drama-documentary, titled Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama, was introduced in July, which is able to use the true court docket transcripts to recreate the excessive court docket defamation case “juxtaposed with evaluation from the media and on social media”.

Chanel Cresswell (This Is England, Trollied) will play the position of Coleen Rooney, reverse Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Sport Of Thrones) as Rebekah Vardy.

Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Quiz) will play Rooney’s barrister David Sherborne, alongside Simon Coury (The Professor And The Madman) as Vardy’s barrister Hugh Tomlinson KC.

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Rebekah and Jamie Vardy arriving in court docket again in Could CREDIT: Neil Mockford/GC Pictures


Rebekah and Coleen’s respective husbands Jamie Vardy and Wayne Rooney may also be performed by actors, though their casting has but to be introduced.

Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama is written by Chris Atkins (Who Killed The KLF?) and directed by Oonagh Kearney (5 Letters). The drama-documentary is being developed by Chalkboard, with Tom Popay serving as government producer.

“Created from the true court docket transcripts, Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama will carry viewers the entire unbelievable and unbelievable moments from a case that stored the general public and media gripped,” a press launch reads.

In June 2020, Vardy sued Rooney for libel after Rooney alleged she was leaking tales from her non-public Instagram account to journalists at The Solar. Vardy misplaced the ‘Wagatha Christie’ case in late July, after a choose dominated “important elements” of Vardy’s proof weren’t credible.

Earlier this month, Vardy was ordered to pay 90 per cent of Rooney’s authorized prices following the decision, which might value her as much as £1.5million.

Vardy v Rooney: A Courtroom Drama is ready to be launched later this 12 months.


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