Leicester City Premiership win creates 'fairytale ending' for Louis Tomlinson in Jamie Vardy movie

A rags to riches football movie starring Doncaster pop star Louis Tomlinson as all-conquering Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy now has a 'fairytale ending' after the Foxes amazing Premiership victory.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 10:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:34 pm
Doncaster One Direction star Louis Tomlinson.

Hollywood screenwriter Adrian Butchart, who is putting the finishing touches to his team for the film, says City's remarkable 5000-1 Premiership title win was the icing on the cake for his flick.

He said: "Now Leicester have won the league, the movie has its fairytale ending."

Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy. (Photo: Pieob).

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It was revealed earlier this year how Butchart had lined up the Doncaster One Direction singer to appear as goal-grabbing football star Vardy in the new blockbuster movie.

The Foxes ace has become one of the hottest properties in football this season, with a huge haul of goals helping the Foxes to their stunning Premiership win.

Film makers are keen to turn his meteoric rise to fame into a film - and footy fan Louis, 24, is being tipped to star as the 29-year-old marksman, according to reports.

Butchart, who wrote football film Goal, released in 2007, is interested in penning a new story about Vardy's career from non-league with South Yorkshire side Stocksbridge Park Steels to the most prolific English striker in the country.

Leicester City supporting rockers Kasabian.

One Direction star Tomlinson is a keen football fan, playing for Doncaster Rovers in a reserve team game and making a failed takeover attempt at the club with former chairman John Ryan in 2014.

Earlier this year, Butchart was reported as saying: 'We are looking at a few actors. Zac Effron and Robert Pattinson are two favorites, however One Direction's Louis Tomlinson is also very much on our radar, he's apparently a great footballer, he can act and he's from South Yorkshire so the accent won't be a problem for him.

“In fact we hear he's a Jamie Vardy fan, he has tweeted Jamie a few times."

And Leicester rockers and City fans Kasabian could provide the soundtrack for the film - although they aren't so keen on Tomlinson's involvement.

Leicester City ace Jamie Vardy. (Photo: Pieob).

Guitarist Serge Pizzorno and singer Tom Meighan are reportedly pushing for a meeting to discuss the plans.

Pizzorno told The Daily Star: "We played a huge gig in the centre of town in Victoria Park a couple of years ago and Jamie Vardy came and stayed in touch.

"Jamie loves his music so I’d love to sit down and have a meeting about the film of course."

When asked about the choice of Louis for the lead role, Pizzorno replied: "Nah, is he an actor, I don't know? My money would be on Jack O’Connell but the thing is he’s a Derby fan so there’s probably no chance."

Leicester City supporting rockers Kasabian.