Gwyneth Paltrow‘s iconic $1 ski trial has been been turned into a comedy musical coming out at the end of the year.
Gwyneth was awarded a symbolic $1 at the end of the trial, after jurors ruled that Terry’s claims were false and he was 100% at fault for the collision.
Gwyneth Goes Skiing, a comedy musical based the trial, will begin on December 13 at Pleasance Theatre in north London and will run until 23 December with male Swedish actor Linus Karp playing the star.
The description for the show reads: ‘She’s the Goop-founding, Door-Sliding, Shakespeare-In-Loving, consciously-uncoupling Hollywood superstar…
‘He’s a retired Optometrist from Utah. In 2016, they went skiing. On the slopes of Deer Valley, their worlds collided, and so did they — literally. Ouch…
‘Seven years later in 2023, they went to court. Double ouch. This is their story. Kind of. Not really. But also, it’s at Christmas.’
The show, made by Awkward Productions, will feature Linus, who has previously played Princess Diana, as Gwyneth and Joseph Martin as Terry.
The show will also have original music by Leland of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The production team gave a sneak peek into Gwyneth Goes Skiing on Instagram, offering some behind-the-scenes looks at the cast’s photoshoot.
Following her legal win, her attorney read a statement from the actress outside the courthouse. Stephen Owens, representing the actress, said: ‘We’re pleased with the outcome and appreciate the judge and jury’s consideration.
‘Gwyneth has a history of standing up for what’s right and this situation is no different. She will continue to stand up for what’s right.’
A statement was released by her representatives, saying: ‘I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity…
‘I am pleased with the outcome and I appreciate all of the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and thank them for their thoughtfulness in handling this case.’
Last month, Gwyneth opened up about how ‘weird’ it was to win the ski trial. She described during an interview with People how she was driven by a deep desire to do the ‘right thing’ and defend herself.
She said: ‘I don’t know that I’ve even processed it. It was something I felt like I survived.. Sometimes in my life it takes me a long time to look back and process something and understand something…
The Shakespeare In Love actress also said her priority was to remain ‘calm’ as she gave testimony and sat through the widely-watched trial: ‘I didn’t want to create any more attention. I wanted it to be about truth coming out.’
She detailed the extremity of the scenario, saying: ‘It was an intense experience. I kept saying to myself, in life, if you believe in God or the universe or whatever, I do believe that we’re always exactly where we’re supposed to be…
‘And we don’t have to understand it. I really believe in fighting for what’s right’.