Tenth season American Idol finalist Chris Medina and Juliana Ramos's story is set to become the subject of a new film.
Medina made headlines on Idol in 2011 when he performed a rendition of The Script's "Breakeve" and brought out his finance Juliana Ramos, who is confined to a wheelchair following a traumatic brain injury suffered during a car accident in 2009.
Medina broke the news to fans via a Facebook postings: The moment of truth is here!!! The big news I have been dying to share with you!!! The big news thats been killing me to keep a secret!!! Juliana and I just signed a Major Motion Picture contract!!! It is going to to be a movie based on our story; our triumphs and tragedies!!! Below is a quote directly from Jim Schramm, the Executive Producer of the film:
As the Chairman of MCS41, (Metropolitan Creative Studio), I am operating a broad-based entertainment company and one of the leaders in multi-media and distribution services. Some of our divisions book movies in theaters across the United States and the world as well as providing massive media and market reach (awareness) in the marketplace for the studios and independents.
Other MCS41 divisions are in the production side of the business as our 2nd unit personnel, credited for performing and filming the action sequences of almost all the major motion pictures, such films as "Dark Knight Rises", "Jack Reacher", "The Amazing Spider-Man", "Men in Black 3" and many more. Last year the media division billed out over 700 million dollars USD. As MCS41 continues to grow and facilitate the motion picture/multimedia business throughout 2013, I am excited to announce a new division of MCS41: 'Motion Picture Production'. This new division has major projects in the works utilizing only the best producers, directors and actors.
The first major movie deal MCS41 has signed is a feature entitled "What Are Words" (production and distribution); this will be a wide release slated 2014. This movie will be based upon Chris Medina (finalist of American Idol) and Juliana's story. This is the only feature film ever to include rights of the American Idol show. There will be many stars attached to this project.
A national concert featuring Chris Medina, with famous named guest artist(s), (45 markets minimum) will kick off the viral marketing of this release to promote the film. The last concert will be on Hollywood Blvd, in front of The Chinese Theater, where the premiere will be held. Juliana will also be receiving significant support as a result of this project that will assist her to lead the best possible life that she can. "
~Jim Schramm Watch a video of the announcement.