He is currently the hottest striker in the Premier League after creating his own record of 11 goals in 11 successive matches.
Leicester City striker''s rags-to-riches story set for big screen
Just five years ago Vardy was plying in non-league football along side a day job of making medical splint in his hometown of Sheffield
Just five years ago Jamie Vardy was plying in non-league football along side a day job of making medical splint in his hometown of Sheffield.
Now, his amazing journey from non-league football to the Premier League is set to inspire a Hollywood movie with either Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and Zac Efron to play the England international.
screenwriter Adrian Butchart, who also wrote the hit movie, Goal, has revealed his plans to make Vardy's story into a movie.
“It’s the kind of story that if we made it up, people wouldn’t believe it," Butchart told Sun.
“His achievements are incredible and to break the Premier League record with such a sublime goal against the biggest club in football pushed him to the top of our agenda.
“It’s amazing to think he was playing non league football and making medical splints for a living until so recently before breaking the record. It is the kind of role actors dream of.”
Vardy was released by his hometown club Sheffield Wednesday when he was 16-years-old and was playing non-league football until he was signed by Leicester in 2012.
While playing for Sheffield minnows Stocksbridge Park Steels he earned £30-a-week and worked in a factory that made medical splints to make ends meet.
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