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McCanns Deny Maddy Movie Deal

Only considering projects with 'positive' impact on hunt for daughter, dad says
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 9, 2008 3:28 AM CST
McCanns Deny Maddy Movie Deal
Kate McCann, parent of missing four-year-old Madeleine, leave their home at Rothley, England with two-year-old twins Sean and Amelie, right. The McCanns have denied reports they are negotiating to sell the movie rights to the story of Madeleine's disappearance. (AP Photo/ Rui Vieira/PA)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann are denying reports that they're negotiating a movie deal with a US production company about the heartbreaking case. "We categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine's disappearance. This is simply untrue," Madeleine's dad, Gerry, wrote on his weblog.

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McCann said each project presented to the family by a "huge number" of media outlets is only considered if it's "likely to have a positive effect on the search for Madeleine." Maddy has been missing since May when she disappeared from her room during a family vacation in Portugal. Her parents have been named as suspects by Portugal police. A McCann spokesman had said he was discussing a possible Maddy movie with US company IMG. (Read more Madeleine McCann stories.)

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