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Jamie Vardy film will go ahead despite Claudio Ranieri's dismissal at Leicester
Ranieri was dismissed by the Foxes on Thursday night, nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title
By Alex Richards

The producers behind the movie charting Jamie Vardy’s rise to stardom say their project will go ahead despite Leicester City’s sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

The Italian was relieved of his duties at the King Power Stadium on Thursday night, just nine months after leading the Foxes to the Premier League title.

The English champions have failed to replicate last year’s success and Ranieri was dismissed by the club, with the owners worried that had he remained in charge of the Midlands’ side, then they would slide towards relegation.

Now Adrian Butchart, Simon Egan and Gareth Ellis-Unwin, the producers of ‘Fearless’, have released a statement saying that the club’s current struggles does not alter their plans for the film.

“Leicester City’s success of 2016 and the remarkable rise to stardom of Jamie Vardy is an inspirational and universal story that simply must get told.

“We maintain that the film will not only celebrate the successes but provide a worth record of those events and help fix its place in history.

"The exceptional cannot be tarnished by failing to repeat it.”

The trio are hoping to make the film later this year. Ranieri has previously stated that he would like Robert Di Niro to play him.