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One of England's 2003 World Cup winners is having a film made about his life

Ben Cohen is getting the Hollywood treatment.

Ben Cohen's story will be turned into a film.
Ben Cohen's story will be turned into a film.
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BEN COHEN WAS a key member of England’s World Cup winning side of 2003, and it now appears that his story is going to get the Hollywood treatment.

The joint-second highest try-scorer in English history, Cohen sadly lost his father Peter in 2001 after he suffered fatal head injuries following an attack at a nightclub.

Cohen’s story from tragedy to World Cup winner has been picked up by film-makers, who want to tell the story of he and his father’s lives.

The former Northampton winger revealed the news at Cheltenham Literature festival, explaining that the biopic will be set around the 2003 World Cup final.

“To have a film made about you is incredible. It’s very surreal, when you start talking about actors who are going to play you in movies,” he said.

In six years as an England international Cohen boasted a mesmeric strike rate of 31 tries over 57 caps. He retired from rugby in 2011 and has since set up the Ben Cohen StandUp foundation, which aims to combat bullying.

Hat-tip Radio Times.

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