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.
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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