Louis Tomlinson lined up to play Jamie Vardy in Hollywood movie.

Louis Tomlinson lined up to play Jamie Vardy in Hollywood movie

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Jamie Vardy admitted last month that he wanted former footballer and Hollywood hardman Vinnie Jones to play him in a film documenting his remarkable rise to the top.

"At the minute, the film does look like it’s probably going to go ahead," the Leicester City striker was quoted as saying by The Sun, per Goal. "They must be mad to be honest with you, but want to do it. We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d like Vinnie Jones."

With that in mind, Vardy might be a little disappointed - and surprised - to hear that Louis Tomlinson, from the boyband One Direction, is the leading candidate to play the 29-year-old.


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This is according to the Mirror who understand that Tomlinson, an avid Doncaster Rovers fan, is a huge admirer of the producer in charge of the Vardy film - a guy named Adrian Buchart, who wrote the movie ‘Goal!’ and is keen to get the world famous pop star involved.

It’s understood that Hollywood film makers are waiting until after this summer’s European Championships to see if Vardy can complete his remarkable rags-to-riches tale by shining in France.

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Buchart: We need to wait until after Euro 2016

"We are keen to shoot the movie as soon as possible, but we are now going to have to wait until after the Euros to know where the story ends as these unbelievable events continue to unfold,” Buchart told the Mail.

"There are two things that seemed impossible a few weeks ago, Leicester to win the Premier League, and England to win the Euros. But with every match, fiction and reality seem to be coming together, the story keeps writing itself.

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"We always believed that Jamie's story would be of international appeal and we are interested in a cast and crew of global stature."

Jamie Vardy's extraordinary season

Vardy, who was playing non-league football with Fleetwood Town four years ago, could finish the season as a Premier League champion and Golden Boot winner.

The Foxes lead the Premier League by five points with seven matches remaining - a quite frankly ridiculous achievement by Claudio Ranieri’s men - while Vardy is two goals behind Harry Kane in the race for the league’s top scorer award.


The striker has all but guaranteed himself a place in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man England squad for Euro 2016 after scoring against Germany and the Netherlands during the current international break.

His equaliser against the world champions in Berlin last weekend was nothing short of extraordinary: a back-heeled goal which beat Manuel Neuer, arguably the world’s best goalkeeper.

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