Jamie Vardy wants much-loved comedian to play him in movie epic

Jamie Vardy has revealed who he would like to star as him in a movie about his life, naming comedian/actor James Corden as his choice.

The Leicester City striker wrote himself into the history books last year as he broke Ruud van Nistelrooy’s record for scoring in 11 consecutive games whilst helping his 5000/1 Foxes defy all the odds and lift the Premier League title for the first time in the club’s history.

What really turned the heads of Hollywood producers, however, was Vardy’s remarkable rise from non-league football with Stocksbridge Park Steels to being a Premier League champion and England international in less than a decade.

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Rumours are ongoing surrounding a big screen adaption of the ‘zero to hero’ story of the 29-year-old forward, and Vardy himself has given none other than James Corden the nod to star if the movie does indeed to go ahead.

Vardy told the BBC: “Watching him the other night, I think James Corden could do a good job. Funny guy as well so I think he would make it very enjoyable.”

The striker also gave some much-anticipated details about the upcoming screenplay, stating: “I think it has been more than talk for a quite while now. From what I’ve heard the script’s nearly finished and they’ve just got to get a director now as well and all the actors in.”

And so it continues, Jamie Vardy’s rise from rags to riches seems set to extend even further than the King Power Stadium and onto Hollywood. Good on you, Jamie.