During the Jodi Arias trial for the murder of Travis Alexander, psychologist Alice LaViolette testified on Jodi's behalf suggesting that Jodi was an abuse victim. Alice La Violette also testified in several different ways that Jodi Arias was hoping to become famous off of the death of Travis Alexander. She referred even to a manifesto Jodi had written in prison that Jodi was hoping to make money from some day. In addition, several key lies of Jodi Arias also came out in the murder trial, making it very difficult for the public, and the jury, to believe anything she ever said. So when news broke on June 10 from Radar Online that Jodi had inked a movie deal for her story and was hoping that Angelina Jolie was going to play the part, it leads to a lot of speculation. Jodi Arias has already lied about everything else, is there any reason to believe this latest tall tale?
Radar Online has secured exclusive quotes reported on June 10 from the man allegedly behind the next Jodi Arias movie. This will not be the first movie about the story behind how Jodi Arias killed Travis Alexander. The first one was a Lifetime Movie called "Jodi Arias Dirty Little Secret". On June 10 Radar Online reported that Gary Nelson of Splash Hit Productions inked a deal with Jodi Arias on May 1 securing all legal rights on her own personal version of the story through to 2017.
Radar is reporting that a person identified as Gary Nelson has told them,
"I basically corresponded with her a couple times. I wanted to know what her story was and after we got to talking, her and her team trusted me and believed that I could take this to the next level. I'm in the process of a screenplay told from her eyes, what she has to say. People have seen what's out there movie wise and the court proceeding and whatnot, but the 50 thousand dollar question is why? What happened and what were they thinking. I think there's a lot of people want to know, and I want to give Jodi an opportunity to tell her story.
I have a decent relationship with Jodi's family and she's nice to me. Jodi is Jodi. Her own type of person. I'm sure her biggest concern is the predicament she's currently in. She really wants to get her story out. She's hellbent on telling the truth.
One important note Nelson wants to make clear is that Jodi Arias will not be profiting from any funds from the movie. According to the Son of Sam law, convicted murderers are not eligible to gain from the proceeds resulting after a crime. HLN TV reports that Angelina Jolie is being considered for the role of Jodi Arias.
There are few people that support the victim of the family that believe that Jodi Arias is "hellbent" on telling the truth. Movie deal or not, Jodi Arias was given plenty of time to tell her story and does not need a movie deal to do it. She is fully eligible and qualified to tell the truth any time she wants. She has already provided the world with multiple versions of stories that are not true. How can anyone really believe this to be true?
Another big question in this development is, is Gary Nelson from Splash Hit Productions legit? He claims he does not want unknowns on this project, but that is precisely what he is on the Hollywood ladder.
The Toronto Relationships Examiner has been seeking corroboration to this latest development in the story of the murder of Travis Alexander. If Splash Hit Productions exists, they do not have a company website, they do not have a Facebook page, they do not have a Twitter page, they do not have any social media presence whatsoever under the name of Splash Hit Productions.
A person by the name of Gary Nelson has an IMDb page that lists Gary as a Director and Producer and has been since 1970 when he worked on the television show Happy Days. This Gary Nelson has been a director since 1970, and is still directing today. There is no connection with Splash Hit Productions on that particular IMDb page.
The last known work of this Gary Nelson was in 2005 on a short production called "Lecture" that had a budget of $500. The last big budget project Gary Nelson worked on was in 1986 where he directed Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold on a $3.86 million dollar budget.
It would not be difficult to secure investors for a Jodi Arias movie given the public's interest in this case. But that would be the case for an experienced director with a history of working with actors in the caliber of Angelina Jolie. It might not be the case for someone that has not had a big budget film in almost 30 years, that would likely be the first train of thought from the Angelina Jolie camp.
In addition, this synchronicity involving Angelina Jolie can not be ignored. Could this be just another one of Jodi's grandiose delusions? She has been known to mention Angelina Jolie in her own personal diaries discussing Travis, saying that she hoped that their children would look like Angelina Jolie. With the announcement that a movie deal has been inked starring exactly that person lends to a wide body of speculation around whether or not this is just another one of Jodi's lies.
In the meantime, every time a report like this happens, the family of the victim, Travis Alexander suffers. Every report that shows Jodi Arias gaining off of the death of Travis is just another one of the multiple stab wounds that Jodi Arias continues to inflict.
The family of the victim in this high profile murder trial feels that their brother, Travis Alexander, was a victim of a violent partner, an abuser. Jodi's personality traits certainly do align with the signs of abuse. Inking a movie deal is just one more slash of the knife from the woman that killed their family member.
The family of Travis Alexander is tired of hearing Jodi Arias trial updates, they just want it to be over. It has been over one year since a jury found Jodi Arias guilty of first degree murder for the murder of Travis Alexander. The same jury also found Jodi Arias eligible for the death penalty, but were deadlocked when it came to choosing either life in prison or the death penalty for Jodi Arias. The family of Travis Alexander is patiently waiting for the retrial of the sentencing phase of the Jodi Arias trial to begin September 8, so that they can see their brother's killer see justice.
What do you think of this latest Jodi Arias gimmick? Do you think Angelina Jolie is the right choice for this part? Do you think this is just a sad ploy on Jodi's part to get a big production company to take notice and start making bids?