The "Barefoot Bandit" Colton Harris-Moore, the 19-year-old fugitive arrested earlier this year for stealing cars, boats, and planes while shoeless, has signed away his life rights for a movie deal in exchange for $1.3 million, which is an unusually big sum for this type of movie deal, reports The Herald of Everett, Wash. The money will go as restitituion victims. He has also agreed not to speak to the media as a part of the deal: "Harris-Moore's statements outside the courtroom will be limited to people associated with Fox." Last year Variety reported that Dustin Lance Black, the Academy Award winning screenwriter for Milk, will write the script and David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Eastbound & Down) was planning to direct.
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