Ewan McGregor and Clive Owen are in contention for the role of back-from-the-dead fraudster.
Canoe man John Darwin’s life story is to be turned into a big budget movie, and talks are now at an advanced stage with two rival film companies.
“John is absolutely delighted at the thought of a movie about his life,” said a friend of the freed fraudster.
“He is also flattered that such big names want to play him.”
The BBC has already screened Canoe Man, a TV drama starring Bernard Hill as Darwin, but the two unnamed film companies believe the story has all the makings of a box office hit.
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