Jamie Vardy is hoping to this weekend add another chapter to the Leicester fairytale as a film about his remarkable career edges closer to fruition.
Many predicted the Foxes would face a relegation fight this season, yet with 13 matches remaining they are five points clear at the top of the league.
Claudio Ranieri’s men face a crunch clash with Premier League title rivals Arsenal on Sunday, when Vardy, like so many times this season, is set to play a key role.
Less than six years after plying his trade for Stocksbridge Park Steels, and after stops at Halifax and Fleetwood, the 29-year-old is the league’s top scorer thanks to an 18-goal haul.
British screenwriter Adrian Butchart wants to turn that remarkable ascent into a film and went to see Vardy in action against Liverpool earlier in the month, when the England international netted both goals in a 2-0 win.
“He wanted to see a game and the way we played that day he can come every week,” Vardy told the Daily Star.
“I went and had a chat with him and he said he was getting things in place to start it.”
Asked if the film needs a happy ending, Vardy said with caution: “We’ll see what happens and see where they want to take it.”