Hollywood has given the world a lot of films about boxing, football, basketball, baseball and auto racing, but it never really liked the sport of billiards. Studio Lionsgate can fix the situation. In an interview with the British tabloid Mirror , professional snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan admitted that the American film company intends to tell viewers the story of his life.|
“Representatives of Lionsgate have contacted my agent, - said the Englishman. -At first I thought it was some kind of joke. However, it later turned out that they really wanted to acquire the rights to create my biopic. They even have a couple of famous actors under their supervision. The studio focuses on "Obsession" and "Black Swan", which managed to fully reveal the emotions and experiences of the central characters”.
The story of the life of O'Sullivan really begs for on the big screen. His parents owned a chain of adult stores in London's Soho quarter. In 1992, his father was thundered into jail for 18 years for murder, and a few years later, a year in prison for tax evasion was also received by the mother.
Despite the troubled parents, Ronnie from an early age began to show fantastic success in snooker. At the age of 10, he managed to score more than 100 points in one approach to the table, and three years later he won the British Championship in the "U16" category. Not surprisingly, many journalists call him the greatest player in this type of billiard game. However, not all sports fans know that the five-time world snooker champion has had to contend with bipolar disorder and alcohol dependence throughout his distinguished career.
One of the main contenders for the role of the legend of the world of snooker is his compatriot Jack O'Connell . The young actor made a name for himself with his role in the war drama Unbroken, which earned him the Rising Star of the Year title at the 68th British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards.
It should be noted that the official representatives of the studio Lionsgate have not yet confirmed the start of work on the sports drama.
The Topic of Article: Lionsgate is preparing a biopic of the snooker legend.