Treasured Texas Bakery to Hit Hollywood

Will Ferrell and Laura Dern to star in Fruitcake

 

Known worldwide for their DeLuxe fruitcake, which makes up 98 percent of their total sales and is shipped to more than 195 countries, Texas’ famous Collin Street Bakery, headquartered in Corsicana, is set to be the subject of a feature film starring renowned funnyman Ferrell (Step Brothers, Anchorman) and Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), according to a press release issued by the bakery.

The film is to be centered around the story of accountant Sandy Jenkins (Ferrell) and his wife Kay (Dern), who embezzled over $17 million from the bakery for nearly a decade to fund a lavish lifestyle that attracted much attention from suspicious neighbors. Much of the story was told in a widely shared piece written by Katy Vine and published in the January 2016 edition of Texas Monthly.

The film is to be directed by Max Winkler (son of Henry Winkler) and written by Trey Selman, with shooting set to begin early this year. 

 

COURTESY: Collin Street Bakery, PHOTO of sign: Billy Hathon/Wikimedia.org, CC BY-SA 3.0, of bakery: Michael Barera/Wikimedia.org, CC BY-SA 4.0, others: Collin Street Bakery.

You May Also Like

North Texas Giving Day Mckinney

Local Giving Day Events Planned

North Texas Giving Day is officially scheduled for this month, and you can get ...

Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, Middle and high schoolers from Girls Inc. Of Metropolitan Dallas had the opportunity to “use the force” at this year’s Capital One Coders Ignite program.

Sparking STEM

Girls Inc. students enjoy area coding event Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, Middle and high ...

Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum president Carol Brushwood was recently honored by new president Renee Atkinson for her work

Kind Recognition

Outgoing Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum president Carol Brushwood was recently honored by new president Renee ...

The family-friendly 20th annual Run in the Dark is set to be held on Saturday, September 14,

Evening Exercise

The family-friendly 20th annual Run in the Dark is set to be held on ...

Les Cave (Northwest Assistance Ministries President & CEO), Carol and Calvin Cobb (2019 Jeans & Jewels Gala honorees)

Kickoff Party Held

NAM GEARS UP FOR ITS 21st ANNUAL JEANS & JEWELS GALA Over 50 guests ...

Keller Library Honored

Library Honored

LIBRARY HONORED For a ninth consecutive year, the Keller Public Library has been honored ...