Chasing Diana - Perception vs. Reality

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1980s & '90s

Jack Firestone & Robin Firestone

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While vacationing in Paris, the dysfunctional lives of an American family are at risk after witnessing the car crash that killed Princess Diana. Inspired by an astonishing true story.


Action, Adventure, Crime, Detective, Mystery, Comedy, Drama, Family, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

Flash forward: One year after Diana's death, New Yorkers Rhonda & James Goodrich return to Paris to be interviewed on "Oprah" as the only American witnesses to Diana's fatal car crash. Upon landing at De Gaulle airport, the bemused Goodrichs are arrested by Interpol on fabricated charges of fraud.

In a covert interrogation room in Paris, Rhonda & James are confronted by the unlikely chief conspirators of Diana's assassination. An agreement of silence is reached, yet a deadly triple-cross awaits the Goodrich couple when they arrive home in New York. Are they quick-witted enough to survive?


New York, London, Paris

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: James Goodrich

Age: 38

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Underdog, Aspiring, Faithful, Leader, Engaging, Flexible, Heroic, Manipulative, Outspoken, Aggressive, Charming, Complex, Perseverance, Insecure, Romantic, Sarcastic, Adventurous, Confident, Desperate, Masculine, Educated, Funny, Greedy

Additional Character Details

Name: Rhonda Goodrich

Age: 37

Gender: Female

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Romantic, Unapologetic, Adventurous, Clumsy, Faithful, Educated, Manipulative, Outspoken, Sarcastic, Sexy, Sophisticated, Beautiful, Blunt, Honorable, Aggressive, Decisive, Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Ben Goodrich

Age: 12

Gender: Male

Role: Skeptic

Key Traits: Blunt, Heroic, Naive, Obedient, Engaging, Funny, Adventurous, Complex, Educated, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Gerard Barbette

Age: 49

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass, Educated, Power-hungry, Secretive, Masculine, Aggressive, Charming, Complex, Confident, Criminal, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Villainous

Development Pitch

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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