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‘American Idol’ Chris Medina lands film deal
Chris Medina, (left) Juliana Ramos and her mother, Janet Spencer Barnes, speak to students at Tinley Park High School last year about adjusting to life after Juliana’s car accident. | Matt Marton~Sun-Times Media
By Natasha Wasinski
The past four years for 29-year-old “American Idol” contestant Chris Medina have all the markings of a Hollywood movie.
Life changed when his fianc, Juliana Ramos, suffered a traumatic brain injury two months shy of their winter wedding date. Medina stepped in as her caretaker while also aggressively pursuing a career in music, jump started by a celebrated, yet unsuccessful bid on season 10 of the hit singing show.
Now a Beverly Hills-based entertainment group wants to bring the local couple’s tragedies and triumphs to the big screen.
Medina, of Oak Forest, announced to friends and fans on his Facebook page late last night that he sealed a deal with MCS41 to turn his and Ramos’ story into a major motion picture slated to release in 2014.
Medina was all smiles and at a loss for words in a video uploaded to his site of him signing the movie contract.
“With the swoop of this pen, everything can change. Everything is going to change,” he said.
“It’s going to be great.”