One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Could Play Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in Film

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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson Could Play Leicester City's Jamie Vardy in Film
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Zac Efron, Robert Pattinson, Louis Tomlinson and Jamie Vardy.

Those aren't four names you'd expect to hear together in the same sentence, but the two actors and One Direction star are in line to play the role of the Leicester City striker in a film about his amazing rise to footballing stardom this season.

The screenwriter of the 2007 film Goal!Adrian Butchart, is said to be interested in producing a film about Vardy's rise from non-league footballer with Stocksbridge Park Steels to England international, league leader and goalscoring record breaker.

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Just four years ago, Vardy was plying his trade with Fleetwood Town in the Conference Premier (now known as the National League). This season, his goals (which included a run of 11 straight scoring games) have guided the Foxes to the top of the Premier League table.

And Butchart told the Daily Mail (via Leicester Mercury) that Doncaster Rovers fan Tomlinson would be a contender for the role of the 29-year-old striker.

"We are looking at a few actors," he said. "Zac Efron 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 even tweeted Jamie when he broke the goalscoring record in November."

[Leicester Mercury]

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