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McCanns Deny Hollywood Deal

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Jan 09, 2008 | 6:45am EST

The parents of missing British child Madeleine McCann have denied reports they are planning to make a Hollywood movie about her disappearance.

Four-year-old Madeleine was snatched from a holiday resort in Portugal last May and reports surfaced her parents Kate and Gerry were planning to fund the hunt for her by selling the rights to the story to a film studio.

But Gerry insists speculation about a film deal is "simply untrue". However, he did confirm there had been talks with a production company about making a documentary on the couple.

He said, "Some of the media coverage today has been at its worst since Kate and I were declared arguidos (formal suspects).

"We can categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine's disappearance. This is simply untrue.

"We are approached by a huge number of media outlets regarding a myriad of projects, only a tiny proportion of which we agree to.

"Each proposal is considered on whether it is likely to have a positive effect, either directly or indirectly on the search for Madeleine."

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