HOLLYWOOD – It’s the role every actor has been going for – soccer legend Jamie Vardy, star of the Leicester Soccer Club – is to be played by BayWatch star Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson.

Following their recent success in the English soccer cup Premier League, Leicester Soccer club are to have a film made of their extraordinary season. Justin Linn is to direct and Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson is to star as Jamie Vardy with Al Pacino playing Claudio Ranieri.

Speaking from Venice Beach, Dwayne Johnson spoke about his new role:

I’m thriller. Really excited. I love kick soccer and have been a huge fan Leicester kick soccer club ever since I was a child. To see them come from the bottom of the league last year and go on this run to win the title was truly marvellous. And to think I’ll be playing quarterback Jamie Vardy… It’s why we’re in the business, man.

Al Pacino has been shadowing Claudio Ranieri throughout the year as he began to prepare for the role. He spoke also with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY over the telephone.

Yes! I love it. This man, the passion. Italian. I mean… Yes! The passion, the theater of dreams, the King Power stadium. POWER. King! The words are poetry! The number of touchdowns that Leicester scored amazing. Claudio is so relaxed, such a gem of a man. He even let me manage the team a couple of times. Once against Liverpool. I’m afraid we lost that one, but no one knew it was me on the touchline. Hoooooo. And indeed Harrrr.

Champion: The Jamie Vardy Story will be released in 2018.

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