The Last Word: Red Productions’ Red Sanders on Producing ‘Fruitcake,’ Based on a Nearly $17M Embezzlement from Corsicana Bakery

“We’re stoked to be bringing it to shoot this summer.”

Red Sanders
Red Productions
.…on producing “Fruitcake” starring Jennifer Garner and Paul Walter Hauser, based on a nearly $17M embezzlement from Corsicana’s Collin Street Bakery, via the Dallas Morning News.

Red Sanders

From the early 2000s to 2013, something illegal got baked up at Corsicana-based Collin Street Bakery & Cafe—a relentless embezzlement of nearly $17 million by the bakery’s comptroller, Sandy Jenkins

Specializing in fruitcakes, the bakery was puzzled by more than a decade of hard-to-explain losses. Meanwhile, Jenkins and his wife Kay were “taking more than 223 trips on their private jets to exclusive locations including Santa Fe, Aspen, and Napa,” according to a post by the bakery, and secretly spending lavishly, including a total tab of $1.2 million at Neiman Marcus NorthPark alone.

If that sounds like a good story, it is—as Texas Monthly readers found in 2016’s “Just Desserts” by Katy Vine. It’s also got the makings of a good movie—and after a circuitous route through the pandemic years, and changes from originally cast stars Will Farrell and Laura Dern, “Fruitcake” is now slated to be filmed by Red Sanders’ Fort Worth-based Red Productions. Jennifer Garner and Paul Walter Hauser will portray the criminal couple. 

You can read more about the story’s path from story to production in DMN’s story here.

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