Hollywood set to make major TV series about Nigel Farage and Brexit

Nigel Farage is set to be portrayed in a major Hollywood TV series (Rex)

Nigel Farage could be about to hit Hollywood as a major TV series about Brexit is reportedly in the works.

The £60m, six-part series is based on the book ‘The Bad Boys of Brexit’ by Ukip donor and Brexit campaigner Arron Banks.

Mr Farage was a key player in the EU Referendum campaign and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is said to be one of the front-runners to play him.

Benedict Cumberbatch is said to be one of the frontrunners to ply Mr Farage (Rex)

House of Cards Oscar-winner Kevin Spacey is also one of the names in the running to play the former Ukip leader.

Mr Farage has other ideas, however, joking to the Daily Telegraph: “I am hoping if they do make the film, I think I should play me. I am really good at being me.”


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A source close to the TV series claims the film would be told from the point of view of Gerry Gunster, an American pollster who was an adviser on the Leave.EU campaign.

LBC presenter Iain Dale, whose company published the book, tweeted: “Hollywood, here we come.”