Monday, 2 April 2012

Canoe Man the movie: Stars fight to play back-from-dead cheat John Darwin

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.

Read more at The Mirror

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