Hollywood bosses eyeing Tiger Woods scandal movie?

December 29th, 2009 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Tiger Woods London, Dec 29 (IANS) The Tiger Woods infidelity story may be turned into a TV movie and Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is reportedly lined up to play the troubled celebrity golfer, according to reports.
Gooding Jr, 41, is reportedly being eyed for the high-profile role by several Hollywood producers, who are vying to be the first to make a film about the sensational revelations in the New Year, reports dailyexpress.co.uk.

As soon as the Woods story made headlines, the battle has been on to dramatise the scandal for the screen.

“It makes a great movie because people love the drama of seeing someone really successful fall from the top and then ¬≠scramble to pick up the pieces of their life. It proves that even the world’s greatest athlete is human just like the rest of us but the movie needs to be made before the public loses interest in Tiger so the race is now on,” a leading Hollywood producer told dailyexpress.co.uk on condition of anonymity.

Woods, 34, shocked everyone when reports about his alleged affairs with 14 women came out following his accident Nov 27 where he crashed his car into a fire hydrant and a tree outside his Florida mansion. It was also reported that he had been attacked by his Swedish wife, 31-year-old former model Elin ­Nordegren, prior to the crash.­

Woods, who released a statement admitting “infidelity” earlier this month, could face an expensive divorce which could see his wife of five years walk away with more than 169 million pounds — almost half his empire.

After various women came forward with accusations about Woods, who last year earned an estimated 69 million pounds from winnings and endorsements, he now faces a probe by US taxman over reports of cash payments to his mistresses.

He could also be investigated over his alleged links to high-class call girls and money paid for sex.

In a recent statement Woods said he was taking “an indefinite break from professional golf”.

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