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Michaella McCollum the movie: Who's bookies' favourite for lead role - Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Emma Watson?

Michaella McCollum has only just been released from Peruvian prison and already bets are being cast as to who would play her if her life was made into a film.

The 23-year-old was freed from the Ancon 2 prison under new legislation on early prison release introduced in the South American country last year.

The Tyrone woman was arrested alongside Scot Melissa Reid in August 2013 as they tried to leave Peru aboard a plane bound for Madrid, with Majorca as their final destination.

They were found with 24lbs of cocaine with a street value of £1.5m hidden inside food packets in their luggage.

Her first interview since her release was aired on Sunday night on RTE where she insisted she made the decision in a "moment of madness".

"I made a decision in a moment of madness. I'm not a bad person. I want to demonstrate that I'm a good person."

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The interview has divided opinion online with many saying it was creating a celebrity out of the convicted drug smuggler.

But now Paddy Power have started taking bets on who will play Michaella in a movie of her life, if it was ever to be made.

In two "Michaella McCollum specials" it also asks what reality show she will take part in.

At the moment Celebrity Big Brother is the firm favourite with odds of 7/1 with the least likely Strictly Come Dancing with odds of 50/1.

Leading the line up for actresses to play McCollum is Oscar nominated Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan with odds of 8/1 and close behind her is Oscar winner for best actress Brie Larson.

Check out our gallery for full odds on those in the hypothetical running.

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