Why the Alleged Boston Bomber Can’t Stop a Movie (Analysis)

by Eriq Gardner

And why, after examples like Mary Kay Letourneau and “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore, it’s impossible to rule out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hiring an entertainment lawyer.

Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

Every so often, an individual captures the spotlight for some notorious criminal activity. Eventually, that person gets arrested. Then, the defendant hires a lawyer.

An entertainment lawyer.

Why? Is there really hope of controlling rights on a possible film?

This afternoon, according to the New York Times, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was read his Miranda rights, as he was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction in the attack that killed three people and wounded 176. And while he was told that he has a right to remain silent and the right to consult an attorney, he also has the right to attempt to strike it rich in Hollywood.

(Or at least get a cut of the take.)

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