Warner Brothers is in talks with Arron Banks, the insurance millionaire who bankrolled Leave.EU, about turning his diary about the Brexit campaign into a hit film.
Titled the Bad Boys of Brexit, his diary which charts the successful campaign which saw Britain vote leave in the EU Referendum – in a move which trigger the collapse of the European Union.
Producers from Warner Brothers are hoping to meet Mr Farage and Mr Banks when they next visit in the US in January for the presidential inauguration of their pal Donald Trump.
Nigel Farage in defeat
“The Bad Boys of Brexit – the film. It is a comedy”
Andy Wigmore, a spokesman for Mr Banks, said: “We have had some very serious Hollywood people in touch with us who are going to buy the rights to the book. They want to buy the option on it.”
He added: “Effectively that book is like a screenplay so half the work has been done for them.”
Any money made from the film would be donated the charity, according to Mr Wigmore.
The book details how Mr Banks ran the Leave.Eu campaign which was instrumental in the victorious vote for Brexit.
The insurance bigwig, along with mr Wigmore and American polling expert Gerry Gunster, worked very closely with Brexiteer in chief the then-UKIP leader Farage.
The trio convinced Farage to take part in the Battle of the Thames, when a flotilla of pro-leave fishing boats was sailed through London – with pro-remain Bob Geldof in tow.
Nigel Farage holds up his British passport during the debate
Mr Wigmore said. “It is not like it is something we would personally benefit from. The Bad Boys of Brexit – the film. It is a comedy.”
There has been no suggestion as to who would play Nigel Farage.
Earlier today, Katie Hopkins called for Farage to be given an honour in the New Year’s Honours List.
Source : Daily Star