Coming Soon: Schapelle The Movie

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It was the biggest Australian news story to break in late 2004 and to this day, it is a story that still captures national headlines. Queensland beauty therapist Schapelle Corby was arrested in Bali with a boogie bag filled with marijuana and was sentenced to life imprisonment in a a Bali jail, and later this year, the television movie version is due to hit our screens.

From Channel Nine’s Website: “On October 8, 2004, Corby, a beauty therapist from the Gold Coast, was caught in Bali with a boogie board bag full of marijuana. Her arrest captivated and intrigued a nation. But what really happened on that fateful day? Why did she do it? And who was behind it all? 

Schapelle lifts the lid on what went on behind the headlines. It’s a story packed with amazing characters, bizarre twists and intrigue at the highest level. Inspired by the bestseller Sins of the Father by investigative journalist Eamonn Duff, Schapelle will bring to the screen the captivating story behind Schapelle Corby’s ill-fated trip to Bali. 

Schapelle is a must-see telemovie in 2013 from FremantleMedia, producers of the critically acclaimed The King, Killing Time and Devil’s Dust.

The news of this movie made headlines in Dec 2012 with focus on the fury of the Corby family regarding this creation as they believe “it is based on a book they say paints Schapelle in the wrong light.”  Eamonn Duff’s book on the case and the one used as ‘inspiration’ for the telemovie, was the third book published in relation to the case and is being touted as being the most critical.  How this plays into the final outcome of the movie is yet to be known.  No cast has officially been named, but there were talks late last year that actress Abbie Cornish was tipped to take the role of Corby.

Schapelle is set to air on the Nine Network later this year.


5 thoughts on “Coming Soon: Schapelle The Movie”

  1. Why don’t you actually blog the truth about that book? It is disgusting in every way.

    Yes, those are the people in it, who he has totally misrepresented.

    Or what about the film which will expose him and the smears:

    Are you aware that last week the book was pulped because they had just used family pics without permission? And that Duff admitted paying the family of his main smear source under cross examination?

    Try here:

    The judge was scathing.

    So please, if you are going to plug this appalling money grab, at least balance it with the truth.

    1. Oh Zoe,
      Please know that there is a massive difference between plugging an upcoming television program and writing a small piece about it for a blog. You’ll note in my article that I quite happily mention the Corby families fury at not only the book but the movie inspired from it
      There’s no review of the book, there’s no negative connotations made about the family.
      For me to take on board every one of your suggestions would leave me with nothing but an article that would be completely one sided and unfairly bias.
      You may also note that this blog is not about hard hitting journalism but in fact one of the simplest forms of personal enjoyment…television, where you the watcher have the right to not only watch what you want but turn off what you don’t.

      My suggestion for when you next feel the urge to assault a blog, mine or someone else’s would be…possibly take a long hard look at the type of blog you’re about to force your views down and really decide if pressing that send button on your message will really make any difference.

      Thank you.

  2. Just like the Lindy Chamberlain case, Schapelle Corby was wrongfully convicted. The truth has been distorted by the media and journalists the likes of Eamonn Duff who is obsessed in proving Schapelle has no rights to her legal and moral right to hold and maintain her innocence. There simply is no truth in any of the claims made by Eamonn Duff, claiming without evidence that Schapelle’s father had something to do with how the marijuana got into Schapelle boogie board bag. Freedom of information from Australian government departments and agencies has conclusively identified that a major organised Australian drug trafficking operation took place in the same Australian international airport on the same day Schapelle Corby took her ill-fated flight to Bali. There is much evidence linking the marijuana found in Schapelle’s boogie board bag and pointing to in all likeliness, the marijuana being linked to Australian airport corruption and organized crime. Other freedom of information obtained from government documents clearly shows that at the time of Schapelle’s overseas trial, the Australian government and it’s agency obstructed justice by withholding conclusive evidence in response to linking the marijuana found in Schapelle Corby’s boogie board bag, with organized Australian airport corruption and crime.
    There is much evidence of the Australian government and it’s agency’s inactiveness and failure to assist Schapelle under the Mutual assistance in criminal matters Act.
    Eamonn Duff’s book is a flop in my opinion, the only reason why people show interest in it is because they are intrigued by Schapelle’s case. The reality is that when Schapelle is release in the very near future, she will be holding on the her legal right to hold and maintain her innocence and she will rightfully claim that the Australian government obstructed justice and covered up Australian airport crime and corruption. There will be a twist in the Schapelle Corby’s case that puts the Australian government it’s agent’s and the media in the fire of wrongdoings.

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