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The Young Offenders want to play the O’Donovan brothers

Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy or Alex Murphy and Chris Walley?

Last week James McAvoy announced that he wanted to see the story of Gary and Paul O’Donovan, the Irish rowing champions on the big screen. He suggested himself and Michael Fassbender play the duo:

“We’ve been looking to do something else together that has heart, has action, has suspense, has comedy. Has Olympic medals. It’s a no-brainer.”

“I was just mesmerised by the O’Donovans. They sat on that couch and commanded focus. They were the funniest, coolest guys and just by being themselves, they sort of won over the world. And even though yes, they are much younger than us, that’s what make-up and CGI magic is for.”

However the young stars from The Young Offenders have thrown in another alternative

Alex Murphy and Chris Walley chatted on The JOE Show about it.

Chris said: “This is what we were talking about yesterday! We were literally – it was his sister who said it – yeah, that James McAvoy wants to play one of them, and we said ‘No, they can’t play play them!'”

“I love James McAvoy, I think he’s one of my favourite actors, I think he’s amazing, but he’s too old. They need to get two young lads from Cork who can play them…”

Chris continued: “I’m gunning for it now! If that’s happening, then we’re the fellas for it.”

 

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