It doesn’t matter what Shane Warne does, he’ll always be known for his cricket achievements. He clearly knows that so he’s leaning right into that by heading to Hollywood to discuss making a movie about his career.
According to The Herald Sun, the cricket legend is in talks about a script based on his 2008 Indian Premier League triumph with the Rajasthan Royals. He says it won’t be a “completely true story” and will be “all sorts of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll stuff”.
As for who will play “Shane Warne” in this hypothetical film, Warne has two names in mind: Leonardo DiCaprio or Chris Hemsworth because they’re “super cool.”
It’s understandable you’d want the best and hottest actor to play a Hollywood-ised version of yourself in a film about your life, but let’s be real here, there is no way in hell Leonardo DiCaprio or Chris Hemsworth will play Shane Warne, either in a movie or in the cricket field.
No shade on the guy but let’s be real, Leo is incredibly selective about his work, not to mention he is super expensive. When he’s not acting in the next Martin Scorsese or Quentin Tarantino film, he’s either saving the world or hanging out with his 25-year-old model girlfriend. A niche film about cricket just doesn’t seem like a thing he’ll want to touch.
As for Chris Hemsworth, well he’s blond, a fellow Aussie and knows all about cricket. Damn, there’s actually a possibility it could happen.
But say Chris does say yes, it is still pretty unlikely to see this film happen because cricket is a boring enough sport to watch, let alone making a movie about it. When you think cricket, you think “afternoon nap” and “beer”, not “all sorts of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll stuff” as Shane describes his take on it.
Should the film fall through, he’s also hoping to put together a documentary called Shane, which will be about his life and career (unsurprisingly).
All in all, it seems like Shane Warne is trying to break into Hollywood in his own way and if in the off chance Leonardo DiCaprio or Chris Hemsworth ends up playing him in a movie, well crazier things have happened.