By Amber Ryland
A production company based in Northern California has been granted the exclusive rights to the life story of Jodi Arias — a deal made with the convicted killer herself — and plans to turn it into a feature film are well under way, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Gary Nelson of Splash Hit Productions secured the rights in a legal document with Arias, 33, on May 1, 2014, and will retain all legal rights through 2017.
“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,” Nelson told Radar.
“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 people want to know, and I want to give Jodi an opportunity to tell her story.”
It should be noted that Nelson’s deal with Arias involved no exchanging of money, as the producer noted, under the Son of Sam law Arias cannot profit from publicity of her crime because she’s been convicted.