John Edwards Affair: The Movie?
July 16, 2010
(ChattahBox) – The writer for the hit American White House drama ‘The West Wing’ is set to start on a new project: a movie based on the affair of John Edwards and Rielle Hunter, as well as the dramatic attempt to cover up the child that came as a result.
We all know the story by now: man cheats on cancer-stricken wife; man gets woman pregnant; mine runs for president; man asks friend to take the fall; man gets caught.
It was Andrew Young who originally claimed paternity of the child who was born during Edward’s White House run. But the scandal was exposed by a tabloid, and the real story came out.
Shortly after, Young released a tell-all book that showed Edwards as an egotistical, money hungry borderline sociopath, who was dismissive to those that fought for his presidential run, and uninterested in his wife’s potential death, or the woman he had knocked up.
He also alleges that he has a sex tape, which shows Rielle Hunter and John Edwards, which Hunter is fighting for in court. Probably to release herself.
“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” writer Aaron Sorkin said of the coming film, in a quote by the Telegraph.
The movie will try and focus on the cover up, and the consequences of the scandal, rather than the details of the affair.