Ashley Walters is apparently in talks with producers of a movie to play the role of Laurie Cunningham; the first black footballer to play for the England team.

However, it is not confirmed that he will get the role as the producers are also in talks with American actor Anthony Mackie to play the part. James Corden has been confirmed to play the role of England coach Big Ron Atkinson.


American actor Anthony Mackie is also an option for the role

Producer of the biopic, Laurie Cunningham, said:

Those are the two that we’ve been speaking to about playing Laurie and we will be making a decision further down the line. We have James Corden as our headline act and other roles are up for grabs.

Hopefully Ashley gets the role, it only seems right to give it to a Brit.