One of the year’s most gripping criminal trials came to a close on Wednesday when Sydney man Simon Gittany was found guilty of murdering his fiancee, Lisa Harnum. The crime and the chilling details that have emerged of Gittany and Harnum’s ultimately fatal relationship are the stuff of scary on-screen fiction, and with Australia’s preoccupation with true crime, the emergence of an Underbelly-style fictionalised account of the trial is simply a matter of when. In fact, there’s already a screenplay in the works – and it’s being penned by none other than Gittany’s current girlfriend Rachelle Louise.

Ms Louise became heavily embroiled in the Gittany media storm because of her constant presence throughout the trial, as well as her modeling background which further magnified the public fascination with a woman so committed to supporting a man who certainly appeared to be guilty of – if not murdering his previous partner – horrific psychological abuse of a vulnerable woman.

Yesterday The Daily Telegraph revealed that Rachelle Louise is currently working on a screenplay of her boyfriend’s murder case. “I really like acting and writing, but mainly writing scripts,” she reportedly told the Telegraph. “I’m actually writing a movie script about this whole case… I thought it made sense, because obviously it’s something I’m very passionate about.”

Good luck with that.

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