Nicky Byrne And Jack Whitehall Set For Roles In Jamie Vardy Biopic?

It seems Soccer Aid was an audition as well as a football match raising money for an amazing cause (June 5), with some of the celebrity players now reportedly being lined up for roles in a movie about Jamie Vardy after giving sterling performances on the pitch.

It’s already been widely reported that One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson, who played for winning side England in the Soccer Aid tournament, is being lined-up to play Leicester City footballer Jamie in a film about his life.


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Now, it looks like Westlife singer Nicky Byrne and comedian Jack Whitehall could be joining him on the big screen.

The Sun reports that filmmaker Adrian Butchart wants Jack to play the role of Jamie’s agent, John Morris, and Nicky to play the part of goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.


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Adrian told the paper: “It’s very important to the authenticity of the football sequences to have actors who can also play well.

“After the [Soccer Aid] game, several of the celebs expressed an interest in being in the film.”

He added that Kasper’s famous dad, goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel, has given Nicky the green light, saying: “Peter Schmeichel was at the event and at first expressed some doubts at the idea of Nicky playing his son.


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“But after he had seen video footage on a phone of Nicky going through his goalkeeping routines I think the big man was won over.”

Watch this space.