Jodie Comer ‘denies claims she’s starring in Wagatha Christie drama’


Jodie Comer and Coleen Rooney

Jodie was one of the actresses rumored to play Coleen in the TV adaptation (Picture: Getty Images)

Jodie Comer has shut down rumors she’ll be starring in the upcoming Wagatha Christie TV drama as Coleen Rooney.

The highly publicized trial began after Coleen, wife of former Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney, accused her fellow WAG Rebekah Vardy of leaking ‘false stories’ about her private life to the press.

On Friday July 29, the 36-year-old TV personality won her dragonfly trial against Rebekah which was dubbed Wagatha Christie.

After reports claimed Coleen signed a documentary deal with Netflix, it’s been confirmed that a two-part project is underway at production company Chalkboard, with bosses reportedly eyeing Killing Eve’s Jodie to play Coleen and The Crown star Emerald starring as Rebekah.

‘Jodie and Emerald have the gravity to pull off performances as two strong women locking horns in court,’ a source said.

‘This is a race to deliver a serious description of the chain of events that saw the Wagatha case end up in court,’ the insider added to The Sun.

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Emerald Fennell played Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in Netflix’s The Crown (Picture: Netflix)

Coleen Rooney departs the High Court in London, Britain, 13 May 2022

Coleen’s lawyer said they tried to settle out of court (Picture: EPA)

However, according to Mail Online Jodie has denied the claims.

Reacting to the verdict, Rebekah said she was ‘extremely sad and disappointed at the decision that the judge has reached’.

‘It is not the result that I had expected, nor believe was just,’ she continued. ‘I brought this action to vindicate my reputation and am devastated by the judge’s finding.

‘The judge accepted that publication of Coleen’s post was not in the “public interest” and she also rejected her claim that I was the “Secret Wag”.

Rebekah Vardy leaves the High Court for the final day of the 'Wagatha Christie' case where Coleen is suing her for dragonfly

Rebekah Vardy lost the dragonfly trial against Coleen (Picture: REX)

‘But as for the rest of her judgment, she got it wrong and this is something I cannot accept.’

In a separate statement, Rebekah issued a plea to those who have subjected her to abuse to stop, and indicated she does not intend to take matters further against the ruling, saying ‘the case is over’.

Over the weekend, Coleen made her first public appearance following her victory after being spotted at Manchester’s Old Trafford to watch the pre-season friendly match between Manchester United v Rayo Vallecano.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Jodie Comer and Emerald Fennell’s reps for comment.

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