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Vinnie Jones to Play Nigel Pearson in Jamie Vardy Movie

Vinnie Jones to Play Nigel Pearson in Jamie Vardy Movie

Vinnie Jones is set to play Nigel Pearson after filmmakers agreed with a fan vote for the former football player turned actor to get the role in a forthcoming Jamie Vardy movie.

In case you missed the best news of this Premier League season, director Adam Buchart came up with the film idea after watching Vardy light up the football world this term.

The Foxes striker has enjoyed a meteoric rise to the top of English football, going from non-league football with Stocksbridge Park Steels in 2010 to fully fledged England international and to the brink of lifting the league title.

So you can understand why people want to make money from story – a film being the perfect way to cover the fairytale.

Vardy has already insisted that he wants Ryan Reynolds to play him in the movie, but what about the rest of the cast?

Well, other details have been kept private so far, but we know who could play former Leicester manager Pearson on the big screen.

He’s credited with being the man who brought Vardy to Leicester and was his boss up until last summer when he was sacked and replaced by Claudio Ranieri so Jones should have a big part to play in the film.

According to a poll ran on leicestermercury.com, the former Wimbledon defender should get the nod to star as Pearson.

And the Leicester newspaper report that filmmakers are behind making the Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels their man.

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