'Barefoot Bandit' movie deal inked

'Barefoot Bandit' movie deal inked

'Barefoot Bandit' movie deal inked

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on August 10, 2011 at 11:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 11 at 5:53 AM

EVERETT, Wash. -- The young Washington state man dubbed the Barefoot Bandit after a cross-country crime spree brought him folk outlaw status has reportedly signed a movie deal worth as much as $1.3 million with 20th Century Fox.

The Daily Herald reports that the money will be used to help pay the minimum $1.4 million that 20-year-old Colton Harris-Moore owes in restitution to the victims of his two-year-long crime spree.

In a statement released by his lawyers, Harris-Moore said, "I am humbled to know I can now help the people I hurt, as least for the financial damage I caused them."

Seattle entertainment lawyer Lance Rosen negotiated the deal on Harris-Moore's behalf. He says it's an unusual amount of money to be paid for anyone's life story rights.

Harris-Moore pleaded guilty in June to seven federal felony charges. Sentencing is set for October. He still faces state court charges.

 

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