Paddy Power open bets on who star as Jade Goody in movie
Sometimes controversial bookmaker, Paddy Power, has started taking bets on who will play Jade Goody in the film rumoured to dramatize her life on the big screen. The restrictions of the bets are the film must be the first big screen biography of Goody and it must happen by January 2012.
Michelle Ryan at 2 – 1 is the clear favourite but others include Cameron Diaz, Billie Piper, Kate Winslet and even more comically, Shilpa Shetty at 100 – 1. Shilpa Shetty, a star of Bollywood films, had a bust up with Jade Goody in the Celebrity Big Brother house in which Goody was accused of being racist and received a backlash from the British public for the comments she made – Shetty later forgave Goody.
Paddy Power has recently had to withdraw a number of advertisements for other topical bets such as taking wagers on which airline would be the next to collapse due to the economic crisis.