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Jade Goody's life to be turned into film

Late star Jade Goody's life is reportedly being adapted for a film tentatively titled Catch a Falling Star which will entail her poverty-ridden childhood and her struggle with the deadly disease cancer.

entertainment Updated: Mar 25, 2009 15:51 IST

Late star Jade Goody's life is reportedly being adapted for a film tentatively titled Catch a Falling Star which will entail her poverty-ridden childhood and struggle with cancer.

Goody, 27, died on Sunday after a seven-month long battle with cervical cancer and now the trustees of her estate are planning to put together proposals for a biographical film on her.

Danny Hayward, a friend of Goody and one of three trustees of a fund set up to provide for her two children, Bobby, 5, and Freddie, 4, said a film on Goody's life was being discussed, The Times online reported.

"Her story lends itself to a biographical film. She's captured the mood of the nation. We're talking about it, and we welcome approaches. We want it to tap into raising awareness of cervical cancer," Hayward said.

Goody's family is said to be keen on approaching The Football Factory director Nick Love to take up the project.

Love is "very flattered" about the suggestion but his involvement in the project would depend on his work schedule, the newspaper quoted a source from his company, Vertigo Films, as saying.

Meanwhile, the publishers of Goody's books are rushing the new edition of her second biography Jade Goody: Catch a Falling Star under a new title, in an effort to cash in on her death.

Goody's family is reportedly "furious" with John Blake Publishings for renaming the second book of the late star.

The publishing house has released the paperback version of Goody's second book, published in September, as Jade: Fighting to the End.

They have also changed the front cover to include the date of her birth and death, though the book doesn't contain any details about her battle against cancer.

"It is being passed off as current, when it isn't," a friend of Goody said.

The book, which is being rushed to stores and is expected to be on the shelves by the end of this week, will give direct competition to Goody's official "cancer diary" titled Forever in My Heart, which is being published by HarperCollins.

Goody's funeral is scheduled to take place on Saturday April 4. The ceremony, which is expected to attract many of Goody's fans, will also be given live coverage.

However, there is no plan to sell the TV rights for the event.