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2016 | 2004 | 2003

6 items from 2016


The Fighter screenwriters to pen movie about Leicester City’s Premier League title win

28 July 2016 3:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Leicester City shook English football to its core this year, as Claudio Ranieri’s team pulled off one of the biggest shocks in sporting history, winning the Premier League title despite odds of 5000-1 at the start of the season.

Well, as we all know, Hollywood loves a good underdog story, and so it may not be too much of a surprise to hear that Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson (The Fighter, Patriots Day) have signed on to pen a script for movie, which they’ll be co-writing with Adrian Butchart (Goal: The Dream Begins). Simon Egan and Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) are producing.

Deadline reports that the film will focus on star striker Jamie Vardy, who enjoyed a meteoric rise from factory worker and non-league footballer to Premier League title winner, banging in 24 goals and setting a Premiership record of scoring in 11 consecutive matches along the way. »

- Gary Collinson

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Leicester City film bags a couple of Oscar-nominated screenwriters

28 July 2016 1:10 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Leicester City film attracts the talents of the Oscar-nominated scribes of The Fighter.

The Leicester City film revolves around the 2015/ 2016 title winning season, and in particular, the story of striker Jamie Vardy.

The planned film based on Leicester City’s Premier league winning season has had a couple of screenwriters tasked with bringing the story to the screen. Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the Academy award-winning screenwriters of the boxing film The Fighter, will write the screenplay for the as yet untitled Leicester City film, which will revolve around the tory of their league-winning season of 2015/2016 where they overcame odds of 5000/1 to lift the Premiership title. The pair will write the screenplay with Adrian Butchart (Goal: The Dream Begins).

Simon Egan and Gareth Ellis-Unwin’s Bedlam Productions (who made The King’s Speech) are producing along with Butchart’s Knightsbridge Films.

The film will focus in on striker Jamie Vardy, »

- Paul Heath

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‘The Fighter’ Scribes To Co-Write Movie About Leicester City’s Hollywood-Ending English Soccer Season

27 July 2016 3:16 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of The Fighter and who also penned the upcoming Boston Marathon bombing pic Patriots Day, have found a new project to kick around. The have been set to write a screenplay with Goal: The Dream Begins scribe Adrian Butchart about Leicester City, the club which despite 5000-to-1 odds won the English Premiere League title this year overcoming perennial monied powerhouses like Arsenal, Chelsea… »

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Jamie Vardy biopic to be produced by 'The King's Speech' outfit Bedlam

27 June 2016 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Bedlam joins Knightsbridge Films to produce biopic of Leicester City and England footballer.

The King’s Speech producer Bedlam Productions has joing Kinghtsbridge Films to produce a biopic of Leicester City and England footballer Jamie Vardy.

The as yet untitled project is being developed and produced by Adrian Butchart (Goal! The Dream Begins) for Knightsbridge with Simon Egan (The King’s Speech) and Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech, Zaytoun) for Bedlam.

The feature will chart Vardy’s remarkable journey from English football’s lower divisions to the heights of success with Leicester City, where last year he helped the Foxes win the Premier LEague and become a record-breaking goalscorer for the club.

Butchart said: “This film has already gathered so much attention from the public, the media, and the entertainment industry - some considerate it as the sport success story of the century - that there were multiple offers on the table. But when Simon »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Foxes at the box office – who would star in Leicester City: the Movie?

3 May 2016 8:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tom Hanks tinkering with teamsheets as Ranieri, Idris Elba barking orders as captain Morgan, and Tom Hiddleston smashing in the goals … a surefire lineup to get them queuing at the turnstiles

Film producers like nothing more than a chest-burstingly uplifting, against-the-odds, underdog-come-good, overcoming-adversity story, and Leicester City’s tilt at the Premier League title is about as chestburstingly uplifting as they come. So just as football journalists have been sharpening their pens and documentary-makers loading up their editing suites over the past few weeks as the Foxes have been closing in on the championship, film production executives will have begun the unseemly jostle to get Leicester City: The Movie in the works.

But how to go about it? The first issue is where to pitch it. Notoriously, most films about football – about British football, at least – have been pretty bad: hamstrung between the need to appeal to the widest possible only-vaguely-interested audience (ie, »

- Andrew Pulver

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Foxes at the box office – who would star in Leicester City: the Movie?

3 May 2016 8:17 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Tom Hanks tinkering with teamsheets as Ranieri, Idris Elba barking orders as captain Morgan, and Tom Hiddleston smashing in the goals … a surefire lineup to get them queuing at the turnstiles

Film producers like nothing more than a chest-burstingly uplifting, against-the-odds, underdog-come-good, overcoming-adversity story, and Leicester City’s tilt at the Premier League title is about as chestburstingly uplifting as they come. So just as football journalists have been sharpening their pens and documentary-makers loading up their editing suites over the past few weeks as the Foxes have been closing in on the championship, film production executives will have begun the unseemly jostle to get Leicester City: The Movie in the works.

But how to go about it? The first issue is where to pitch it. Notoriously, most films about football – about British football, at least – have been pretty bad: hamstrung between the need to appeal to the widest possible only-vaguely-interested audience (ie, »

- Andrew Pulver

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