Jamie Vardy pictured with Hollywood screenwriter

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In the latest chapter of English football’s most incredible story, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has been pictured with Adrian Butchart, a famous Hollywood screenwriter.

Following Leicester’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool, that included arguably the goal of the season by Vardy, the England striker was snapped alongside his fiancee, agent, and Butchart.

The screenwriter is reportedly visiting England to begin researching Vardy’s meteoric rise from non-league football to the top of the English game.


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Released by Sheffield Wednesday in 2002 for being too small, Vardy’s career has subsequently included spells at non-league Stockbridge Park Steels, Halifax and Fleetwood Town.

The striker’s rise is the ultimate success story against adversity, and Butchart appears keen on bringing it to a global audience.

The British-born screenwriter is suitably experienced to cover Vardy's incredible feats, having penned the Goal! trilogy, which included cameos for David Beckham and Zinedine Zidane.

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson and current England manager Roy Hodgson - who has handed Vardy each of his four international caps - are both reportedly to be consulted for film production, whilst more than one famous name has been linked with playing the main part.

Butchart said: 'We are looking at a few actors. Zac Effron and Robert Pattinson are two favorites, however, One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is also very much on our radar, he's apparently a great footballer, he can act and he's from South Yorkshire so the accent won't be a problem for him. 

'In fact, we hear he's a Jamie Vardy fan, he even tweeted Jamie when he broke the goal scoring record in November.' 

Either way production on the film will have to be postponed at least until the end of the season.

Less than a year after narrowly avoiding relegation, Claudio Ranieri's side are currently three points clear at the top of the Premier League with just 14 games remaining.

Next up for The Foxes is a crucial trip to the Etihad on Sunday to face title rivals Manchester City.

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