Film producers like nothing more than a chest-burstingly uplifting, against-the-odds, underdog-come-good, overcoming-adversity story, and Leicester City’s tilt at the Premier League title is about as chestburstingly uplifting as they come. So just as football journalists have been sharpening their pens and documentary-makers loading up their editing suites over the past few weeks as the Foxes have been closing in on the championship, film production executives will have begun the unseemly jostle to get Leicester City: The Movie in the works.
But how to go about it? The first issue is where to pitch it. Notoriously, most films about football – about British football, at least – have been pretty bad: hamstrung between the need to appeal to the widest possible only-vaguely-interested audience (ie,