Jamie Vardy tips presenter to play starring role in his Hollywood movie

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The story of Jamie Vardy's meteoric rise to the top of English football could soon be hitting a cinema near you, and the Leicester City frontman has named his choice to play himself in the film.

The dust has yet to settle on the Foxes' odds-defying title triumph, but according to Vardy, we are not far away from reliving it on the big-screen.

Whilst giving an interview with BBC Sport, the striker revealed: "It's been more than talk for quite a while".


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Goal reports that script writers Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, Oscar-nominated for their roles in the creation of 'The Fighter', have teamed up with 'Goal: The Dream Begins' penman Adrian Butchart to tell the tale of Vardy's unlikely success.

The Football Writers' Player of the Year claimed that the cogs are already in motion in taking the Sheffield-born striker to the red carpet.

"From what I've heard, the script is nearly finished so now they have to get a director in and hire all the actors".

From factory worker and non-league striker to Premier League champion and England international.

His four-year journey to the pinnacle of football belongs on the big screen, but who is worthy of playing the prestigious starring role?

According to Vardy, actor and TV presenter, James Cordon would be the perfect fit for the role: "I'm not sure but, watching him the other night, I think James Corden could do a good job".

It's difficult to see how 'The Late Late Show' host could replicate the explosive speed and sharp-shooting that bagged Vardy 24 Premier League goals last campaign, but the striker believes Corden could bring a comedic spin to the film: "He's a funny guy as well, so could make it very enjoyable".

Vardy has now joined up with the England squad ahead of their World Cup qualifiers against Malta and Slovenia.

He'll be hoping to add to his account for his country, and who knows, with every goal he scores, he could be writing the next scene of a sequel.

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