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Van der Sloot Movie in Works as He Awaits Murder Trial

Joran van der Sloot (CBS/AP)

Van der Sloot Movie in Works as He Awaits Murder Trial
Joran van der Sloot (AP Photo/Aliosha Marquez, file)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (CBS/WIAT) While Joran van der Sloot was on the run from Peru authorities for the murder of Stephany Flores, a filmmaker was shooting a movie about the Dutch national and the Natalee Holloway case in Aruba.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that the movie "Me & Mr. Jones," by Dutch filmmaker Paul Ruven, tells the fictional story of an undercover journalist trying to solve the Holloway case.

PICTURES: Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene

Ruven was quietly shooting his movie in Aruba, apparently without publicity because of sensitivity on the island about the Holloway case, while Stephany Flores was allegedly murdered by van der Sloot in his hotel room in May.

According to CBS affiliate WIAT, principle shooting on Aruba began in April and continued through June.

In that time, van der Sloot allegedly received money as part of an FBI blackmail sting, went to Peru where he allegedly murdered Flores, fled Peru, was captured, gave - according to Peru authorities - a "complete" confession to the murder, retracted it in an interview with De Telegraaf, and unsuccessfully fought to have the confession thrown out of court.

The Flores murder has apparently been incorporated into the movie.

Van der Sloot has long been the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Holloway, an American student who was vacationing in Aruba. He has been arrested twice in relation to it, but Aruba authorities have said they do not have enough evidence to charge him.

The film stars Dutch actors Robert de Hoog and Hanna Verboom.

According to the director's website, the film will be released early in 2011.

Story Contributed by CBS Affiliate WIAT.

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