Will Ferrell to star in 'Fruitcake,' movie based on true crime at local bakery

Published: Feb. 17, 2020 at 11:29 AM CST
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Actors Will Ferrell will star in "Fruitcake," a new film reportedly based on true events that happened at the Collin Street Bakery in Corsicana, Texas.

The movie's plot centers around accountant Sandy Jenkins, portrayed by Ferrell, and his wife, Kay, who embezzled more than $17 million from the Collin Street Bakery.

The crime led to a lavish lifestyle that attracted much attention from suspicious neighbors in the small Texas town.

Jenkins was sentenced to 10 years in prison and Kay was put on probation and ordered to serve 100 hours of community service.

Actress Laura Dern was originally slated to play the role of Kay, but is no longer associated with the project, the production company said.

The Collin Street Bakery's famous fruitcake, based on an original German recipe, is world renowned.

The film will be directed by Max Winkler.

Fruitcake will begin filming in early 2020.