Jamie Vardy wants James Corden to play him in movie

Ryan Gosling and Leonardo DiCaprio previously tipped for the role

There has long been talk of a film being made about Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and now the footballer has said that he wants James Corden to portray him in said big screen adaptation.

The story of Vardy’s meteoric rise from non-league footballer to Premier League champion enthralled football fans across the world last season, with reports of a film about Vardy’s life first surfacing back in December 2015.

Now, speaking to BBC Sport, Vardy has said that progress on the project is “more than talk” and that the “script is nearly finished”.

Asked who he wants to play an on-screen version of him, Vardy replied: “I think James Corden could do a good job. Funny guy as well so I think he could make it very enjoyable.”

When talk of a film about the England forward first surfaced, names such as Ryan Gosling and Leonardo DiCaprio were apparently being considered for roles in the biopic.

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Meanwhile, James Corden has hit out at people making jokes about Kim Kardashian after she was victim of an armed robbery.

After jokes spread via social media, comedian and US TV host Corden said that people would “do well” to remember that Kardashian is “a mother, a daughter, a wife, a friend”. He added: “Be nice or shut up”.