Firth in Piers Morgan biography?
You know I really didn't even know there was a Piers Morgan biographical film planned, but according to the rumour online today there's more than a biography planned as we find out that, just maybe, Colin Firth is being considered to play the role.
Colin Firth has spoken out about these rumours, and it does sound like he's been approached, but he's just not sure whether to do the film yet.
Piers Morgan is the ex-editor of the British “newspapers” The Daily Mirror and the News of the World, neither are hardly moral standpoints of British journalism, but they are very popular papers.
His career in newspapers is littered with controversy as he seems to have been moved from job to job whenever he pushed too far with photographs and headlines. His last outspoken moment saw him fired from The Daily Mail after photographs of British Troops abusing Iraqi prisoners were found to have been faked, and therefore falsely put the British forces into disrepute.
Now he's trying to resell himself as a television personality, particularly in the U.S., and his own view of his newspaper career has come out in his autobiography, The Insider: The Private Diaries of a Scandalous Decade (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com).
Apparently this is the book that might make it to the big screen, and with Colin Firth being looked to for the lead. Through Digital Spy Firth says:
“I keep getting ambushed with Piers Morgan quotes. I love him dearly but I just don't know.”
Yes I would be dubious of the role. If it was impartial and looked without bias at his career then perhaps I might, but it does look like it's going to follow his view and put a spin on his past in the newspaper business.