Jennifer Garner and Paul Walter Hauser to Star in True Crime Thriller ‘Fruitcake’

Get ready for a captivating true-crime saga as Jennifer Garner and Paul Walter Hauser team up for the upcoming movie Fruitcake. Directed by Max Winkler, known for his work on Flower and American Horror Story, this film promises to deliver an enthralling tale based on real events.

Fruitcake tells the gripping story of Sandy and Kay Jenkins, an ordinary middle-class couple whose lives take a dark turn when they become embroiled in a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scheme at the renowned Collin Street Bakery in Texas. Hauser steps into the role of Sandy, the unassuming accountant who masterminded the elaborate fraud to fund a lavish lifestyle, while Garner portrays his wife, Kay.

Based on the insightful Texas Monthly article Just Desserts by Katy Vine, the screenplay, penned by Trey Selman, has earned recognition on the prestigious Black List. Produced by Red Sanders of Red Entertainment, along with Selman, Fruitcake dives deep into the complexities of greed, deception, and betrayal.


With financing arranged by The Exchange and worldwide distribution rights in their hands, Winkler and his talented team are poised to bring this compelling narrative to life on the big screen.

Executive producers Brian O’Shea and Danny Gusman join forces with Collin Street Bakery’s Bob McNutt and Texas Monthly’s Scott Brown and Megan Creydt to ensure the project’s success.

Winkler expresses his excitement, praising Selman’s remarkable storytelling and the project’s evolution over the years. As the cast and crew assemble to unravel the mysteries of the Collin Street Bakery scandal, anticipation for Fruitcake continues to build.

Garner, Hauser, and Winkler are represented by top-tier agencies, highlighting the caliber of talent involved in this captivating production. Stay tuned for more updates on Fruitcake, a cinematic journey into the heart of one of Texas’ most notorious crimes.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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