Gwyneth Paltrow's recent ski accident trial has been suggested as perfect for adapting into a movie.
After the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard trial left the internet ablaze last year, many film fanatics took to following Gwyneth Paltrow’s recent legal battle with the same fine-toothed comb. During the case, which concluded Thursday with Paltrow being found not liable for a 2016 ski crash with Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, the opposing attorney, Kristin VanOrman went viral online for her series of odd cross-examination questions. According to a write-up from People, The White Lotus‘ Lukas Gage has inquired about portraying the legal counsel in an upcoming dramatization of the court case.
The eight-day trial took place in Park City, Utah, in which Gwyneth Paltrow emerged victorious after pushing for a countersuit of a single dollar plus legal fees. While many high-profile court cases in recent memory have muddied the public image of the television and film stars involved, the Avengers: Endgame actress seemed to avoid a series of common missteps, actually coming off as extremely human and likable during the events of the case, despite her reputation as a largely out of touch influencer. If any figure from the trial came out looking strange to the court of public opinion, it was the opposing attorney for Mr. Sanderson, Kristin VanOrman.
After inquiring Gwyneth Paltrow over such topics as the exact nature of her friendship to pop star Taylor Swift, as well as a number of other bizarre requests, VanOrman went viral, with many Twitter users joking that Euphoria star Lukas Gage could portray her in a film adaptation. During a recent appearance at a Don Julio Rosado tequila Launch Party in Beverly Hills, Gage even joked about getting Paltrow’s friend and frequent collaborator, Ryan Murphy, about producing a series about the events. Ryan Murphy is known for creating and producing several buzzworthy television series, such as Glee, Ratched, and American Horror Story.
While joking about the possibility of bringing VanOrman’s character to life through his impeccable performance and acting alongside Gwyneth Paltrow to recreate the chemistry the pair had during the highly publicized cross-examination, Lukas Gage was asked about his celebrity hairstylist boyfriend, Chris Appleton. Appleton is known worldwide for his work with celebrity hairstyles and wigs, causing Gage to suggest the production hire him to create the Kristin VanOrman wig he’d be sporting for the shoot.
With series such as American Crime Story raking in the ratings, it seems clear that the Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash case could be ripe for a dramatic retelling. As for whether or not Lukas Gage is the right fit to portray the opposing counsel is left to the individual viewer, but Taylor Swift should absolutely be tapped to provide shocked and defeated expressions on her television screen during admissions that her friendship with Paltrow isn’t as strong as she had believed. Of course, no such series has been announced for production, but the internet has pushed other creations to air for less.