Brad Pitt wants Paddy's story on the big screen
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 September 2011
'Celebrity Big Brother' winner Paddy Doherty's life story could be turned into a film by Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt wants to turn 'Big Brother' winner Paddy Doherty's life story into a film.
The Hollywood actor first saw Paddy on reality series 'Big Fat Gypsy' weddings and is intrigued by his Irish traveller lifestyle and his history as a bare-knuckle boxer and is keen for his production company Plan B to make a film about him.
Brad has been fascinated by gypsy traditions for years ever since he portrayed prize fighter Mickey O'Neil in Guy Ritchie's 2000 film 'Snatch' and believes Paddy's rags-to-riches tale would enthral cinemagoers.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Brad is seriously considering making a movie about Paddy's life. He finds it incredible this guy from a closed, secretive community, who was a bare-knuckle fighter, could win a TV show like 'Celebrity Big Brother'. Paddy's been an underdog most of his life and has now gone on to fame and fortune. Brad loves that sort of story and wants to meet Paddy because he knows he'll have amazing tales to tell about how tough his background was and to tell his story with the backdrop of the culture he lives in."
The 47-year-old actor - who raises six children with his partner Angelina Jolie - is also believed to respect the morals of the gypsy community in Britain, especially their custom to marry for life and insistence that youngsters are kept away from drink and drugs.