Hollywood bad-boys Tom Hardy and Christian Bale have been earmarked to play Reading’s late, great striker Robin Friday on the silver screen.
The story of Royals’ cult hero was penned by journalist and author Paolo Hewitt and Oasis bassist Paul McGuigan in 1996.
After tales of Friday’s legendary status reached tinseltown, film producers and writers have hammered out a script of Friday’s life and are now in the process of sending out their work to prospective actors and directors.
“I read the script in about half an hour and I was in tears by the end of it – it was absolutely fantastic,” Hewitt told the Reading Post.
“Robin was such an ebullient character and whenever anybody spoke about it – scoring the best goal you have ever seen, or dancing naked in a club somewhere, it is always visual with him.
“I think the book really leant itself to a film.” Much like Friday’s life, the money men behind the film aren’t looking at doing things by halves and making a small-scale movie.Continue Reading