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King's Speech Producers Nab The Grudge
Will tackle tale of 1990s rugby rivalry

06 October 2011  |  Written by Ali Plumb  

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King's Speech Producers Nab The Grudge

1990's Five Nations was not a happy one. Margaret Thatcher was still Prime Minister, and had cleverly decided to use Scotland as a testing ground for the Poll Tax. Welcome to The Grudge.

Unsurprisingly, the people of Scotland were not happy. At all. But their rugby team were doing well, beating Ireland, Wales and France before squaring off with "the real enemy": England.

Somehow, through sheer determination and force of will, they won, nabbing the Grand Slam and making ol' Engerland look, well, rather stupid. 

As any rugby fan will tell you, it was a pretty big deal. And it's to become a big deal once again, with Bedlam Productions, the team behind the Oscar-winning King's Speech, securing the rights to sports journalist Tom English's book on the subject, The Grudge: Scotland vs. England.

King's Speech producer Simon Egan will direct the film as well as produce it (alongside Takedown Pictures' Evan Leighton-Davis), but no names have been mentioned in terms of casting, so the roles of Will Carling, Brian Moore, Jeremy Guscott and the rest are still unknown.

Got any suggestions for who should play which player? Let us know in the commentary box below. Here's hoping The Grudge will fare better than the previous rugby drama seen in the big screen, Invictus, and have people who can actually do the right accents. Ahem.

A release date for The Grudge has not been announced. 


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