Paul Gascoigne’s eventful life is going to be turned into a film.
The 53-year-old enjoyed a fine football career, starring for Tottenham Hotspur and England, but his post-playing days have been filled with low moments.
Gascoigne has battled alcohol addiction and drug problems, with many of issues unfortunately playing out in the public eye.
But his off-pitch problems will be explored in the upcoming film.
Producers are already looking for an actor to play the role of the Gascoigne.
“Let’s face it, I have nothing to hide,” Gascoigne said, per the Mirror. “It has all been in the press, the good and bad.”
A documentary about Gazza’s career, using footage from Italia 90, Euro 96 and his three years with Serie A side Lazio, is coming out later on in 2020.
Then will come a film that won’t fail to hide the former midfielder’s problems.
“The documentary is out in November. The makers have spoken to me and my family,” Gascoigne told the Mirror.
“But there are backers looking at a film and trying to find someone to play me. I will guide them and read the script, it will be about my entire life. They will use my books.”
It’ll certainly be fun to look back on Gascoigne’s storied playing career.
There were the tears as England were beaten by Germany in the semi-final of the 1990 World Cup, THAT goal against Scotland at Euro 96 and his hilarious ‘dentist’s chair’ celebration at the same tournament.
It’s going to be a must-watch film, that’s for sure.