‘Molly and Me’ with Char­l­ize Theron and Colin Far­rell

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - NEWS - By Ni­amh Walsh SHOW­BUSI­NESS ED­I­TOR

THE former fi­ancé of killer Molly Martens once told an in­ter­viewer that he would like Char­l­ize Theron to play her in a movie of his life. And Kevin Maginn, who split from Martens shortly be­fore she moved to Ire­land, said he would choose Colin Far­rell to play him, the Ir­ish Mail on Sun­day can re­veal.

Eerily, back in 2012, three years be­fore Molly bru­tally mur­dered her hus­band Ja­son Cor­bett, Maginn penned a self-help book, Turn­ing this Thing Around, doc­u­ment­ing his life with Martens – who, ear­lier this month, along with her fa­ther, former FBI agent, Tom was con­victed of the sec­ond de­gree mur­der of her hus­band – and her time spent in a psy­chi­atric in­sti­tute. Af­ter he had split from his fi­ancée, Maginn gave an in­ter­view to pub­li­cise the book in which he said he would like the Ir­ish ac­tor to por­tray him.

Speak­ing to writ­ers’ fo­rum, Au­thors Club, he said that Castle­knock ac­tor, Colin would be the per­fect man for the role. ‘Wow, great ques­tion! Hmm...I would choose Colin Far­rell to play me – though he is far bet­ter-look­ing than me and has a cool Ir­ish ac­cent! – and Char­l­ize Theron my fi­ancée.’

In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with the MoS’s sis­ter pa­per, the Ir­ish Daily Mail be­fore the trial, the 37-year-old says her fa­ther was aware of her many prob­lems. ‘Molly was tak­ing 16 pre­scrip­tion drugs a day – with an­other ten to be used ‘as needed’. ‘They [her par­ents] were aware.’ Maginn also gave some in­sight into her state of mind when she first came to Ire­land.

‘She was def­i­nitely still un­sta­ble when she left [for Ire­land] and I se­ri­ously doubt she got cured as soon as she set foot on Ir­ish soil.’

eerIe: Molly’s ex wrote about their re­la­tion­ship

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