Former heavyweight champion Frank Bruno is set to have his remarkable life story turned into a film, and has tipped either of Lenny Henry or Hollywood star Eddie Murphy to play the lead role according to report.
Bruno became a household name during his hey days when he beat Oliver McCall to become world heavyweight champion back in 1995.
Unfortunately, he lost his title in a memorable fight against Mike Tyson six months later, but became one of the UK’s favourite sportsman.
Bruno had a memorable career which included three world title challenges and few can forget his legendary catchphrase ‘know what I mean Arry?’ following his interviews with BBC commentator Harry Carpenter.
Mirror Sport reports that the 55-year-old has suffered mental health problems since retiring from the sport but has made regular visits to a health farm and has the full support of his family behind him.
The source further revealed that Bruno has revealed plans are well underway to get the film going and says his main choices to play him would be close friend Lenny Henry or Hollywood star Eddie Murphy.
Bruno, speaking in the Daily Star, said: “They’re going to do a film about my life. It’s been talked about for quite a while. It’s in the hands of the bigger bosses now.
“I’d like Eddie Murphy or Lenny Henry to play me.