Producers of the film, "Me & Mr. Jones" have released a sneak-peek trailer in anticipation of the movie's upcoming release.
The film tells the fictional story of an undercover journalist, played by actor Robert de Hoog, who visits Aruba five years after Natalee Holloway's disappearance. While in Aruba, de Hoog and an undercover reporter, played by Hanna Verboom, break into Joran van der Sloot's house and make a "shocking discovery," according to a description of the movie on Dutch filmmaker Paul Ruven's website.
Holloway, an 18-year-old high school student from Mountain Brook, Ala., disappeared May 30, 2005, while on a trip to Aruba. She was last seen leaving a nightclub with van der Sloot, who was then a 17-year-old Dutch honors student living in Aruba, and his two friends, Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. All three young men were arrested, but they were released without charges. Holloway's body has never been found.
From the onset of the case, van der Sloot allegedly made multiple confessions, each varying significantly. As a result, Aruban prosecutors deemed them a mixture of "lies and fantasy" and decided not to take action against him.
The movie was filmed surreptitiously in April and May 2010 on the island of Aruba. During the shooting of the movie, Ruven altered the existing script for the film to incorporate yet another twist, van der Sloot's arrest in Peru for the first-degree murder and robbery of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old woman who was found dead in van der Sloot's Lima, Peru, hotel room on June 2, 2010.
If convicted of Flores' murder, van der Sloot faces 15 to 35 years in prison.
Van der Sloot has since been indicted by U.S. authorities, who say he tried to extort $250,000 from Holloway's family for information on her death and the location of her body.
"Me & Mr. Jones" is not the first film about the Holloway case. In 2009, the Lifetime TV network aired a made-for-TV movie based on a book by Holloway's mother, Beth Twitty, "Loving Natalee: A Mother's Testament of Hope and Faith."
"Me & Mr. Jones" is scheduled for release in September.
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