EastEnder babe may play tragic Jade Goody in biopicMarch 28th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Ex-EastEnder Michelle Ryan is being eyed to play Jade Goody in a film about her life, it has emerged.
The 24-year-old, who appeared in US show The Bionic Woman in 2007, is said to be top of the list to star in the biographical movie that will focus on Jade’s meteoric rise to stardom.
The flick, which could rake in millions, will follow her through the years of being a dental nurse, applying for Big Brother and later bagging TV deals, writing books and getting her own perfume, reports The Daily Star.
It will also feature her bittersweet wedding to Jack Tweed and her christening alongside sons Bobby, five, and Freddy, four.
Other big names being considered are Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen, 39, while Danny Dyer, 31, and Sean Maguire, 32, are being tipped to play husband Jack, 21.
Danny Hayward, who is a trustee of Jade’s estate, said: “Her story lends itself to a biographical film. She has captured the mood of the nation. We want to tap into raising awareness of cervical cancer.”
Producers on the project are said to be keen to keep an all-British cast.
A source said: “Nothing has been decided yet. But a number of names have been put forward, including Michelle and Ashley.” (ANI)
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