Jamie Vardy: The Movie – Film plans ‘in place’, reveals Leicester striker

first_imgLeicester striker Jamie Vardy has revealed the first steps of a film adaptation if his rise from non-league hitman to Premier League star are in place.Many predicted the Foxes would face a relegation fight this season, yet with 13 matches remaining they are five points clear at the top flight summit.Claudio Ranieri’s men face a crunch clash with title rivals Arsenal on Sunday, with Vardy, like so many times this season, set to play a key role.Less than six years after plying his trade for Stocksbridge Park Steels, and after stops at Halifax and Fleetwood, the 29-year-old is the Premier League’s top scorer thanks to an 18-goal haul.British screenwriter Adrian Butchart wants to adapt that remarkable ascent for the big screen and went to see Vardy in action against Liverpool earlier in the month, when the England international netted both goals in a 2-0 win.And Vardy has revealed he has spoken with the filmmaker to begin talks over a potential movie of his meteoric rise.“He wanted to see a game and the way we played that day he can come every week,” Vardy told the Daily Star.“I went and had a chat with him and he said he was getting things in place to start it.”Asked if the film needs a happy ending, Vardy said with caution: “We’ll see what happens and see where they want to take it.” 1 Leicester City star Jamie Vardy last_img read more