Hollywood wastes no time exploiting cruise ship disaster

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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It didn’t take long for Hollywood to pick up on the dramatic elements of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.

Setting: Giglio Island off of the beautiful Italian coast.

Plot: Cruise ship captain seen drinking with a beautiful lady, cruise ship hits rocks, passengers flee in lifeboats, while some have seemingly vanished for good.

The real-life shipwreck that left 11 dead and 23 missing was a tragedy, and the powers that be in Hollywood are ready to cash in on the chaos, E! reports.

Dr. Phil already locked up interviews with two American passengers aboard the cruise ship.

“It’s just unbelievable,” survivor Georgia Ananias said in a clip set to air Friday on Dr. Phil’s talk show. “At that point, we didn’t know. One thing that we did know, though, it wasn’t just the captain that wasn’t there. None of the officers were there.”

The Discovery Channel is set to air a special that will “piece together” elements of the disaster.

“The world has been horrified and captivated by the real life drama of the Costa Concordia disaster,” the network said in a statement to E!.”With so many unanswered questions, Discovery will piece together not only the immediate events, but the bigger story of what comes next in recovery and restoration.”

Do we smell a James Cameron epic in the works?

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