Nigel Farage, the man who successfully campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, has shrugged off rumors that the Brexit story will be turned into a comedy feature.
Rumors first appeared in British tabloid The Telegraph on the weekend, the report claiming Warner Bros. Pictures was circling film rights to Arron Banks’s book “The Bad Boys of Brexit”. Banks is a multi-millionaire who helped bankroll the Brexit campaign with the book based on the diary Banks kept during the period.
Banks’ spokesman Andy Wigmore says: “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. [The] book is like a screenplay so half the work has been done for them.” He also told Reuters that three parties were interested in buying the rights, one of which was Netflix.
Farage, Banks and Wigmore are all expected to attend the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump later this month which is when they are said to be holding talks with the bidders.
Asked about the movie by Piers Morgan on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” this week, Farage reportedly rolled his eyes and said he would believe it when it happened.