Leicester City’s Historic Premier League Win to Be Adapted Into a Film; It’s Pronounced Less-Ter, Thanks for Asking

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Gather around. Let’s talk about the other football for a second, shall we? You know the English Premier League, with the big names you’ve heard of like Manchester United (Rooney!), Arsenal (Giroud!), and Liverpool (Balotelli!)? Well, all of those well-endowed teams lost this year’s EPL season to the little-known Leicester City, which clinched the title with 5,000 to 1 odds stacked against them. It was a historic win for the ages, folks! And Hollywood knows it: Deadline reports that the Foxes’$2 2015–2016 season will be the subject of a new screenplay written by The Fighter’s Paul Tamasy and Eric Johnson, along with Adrian Butchart (Goal: The Dream Begins). It’s obviously very early in the project, but Deadline says the film will likely focus on striker Jamie Vardy, a former factory worker who, in four years, worked his way up to become the club’s top player. Robert De Niro, start familiarizing yourself with Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester City’s Historic EPL Win to Be a Film