Lady V set to score in film role

GLAMOUR girl Lady Victoria Hervey could be set to achieve her goal of a career in Hollywood if she lands a part in a big-budget film about football.The socialite, nicknamed Lady V, whose family's ancestral home is Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds, is being lined up for a role in new film Goal!, the biggest soccer story ever to hit the big screen.

GLAMOUR girl Lady Victoria Hervey could be set to achieve her goal of a career in Hollywood if she lands a part in a big-budget film about football.

The socialite, nicknamed Lady V, whose family's ancestral home is Ickworth House, near Bury St Edmunds, is being lined up for a role in new film Goal!, the biggest soccer story ever to hit the big screen.

Lawrence Bender, who produced Reservoir Dogs and Good Will Hunting, is behind the movie, which will follow the adventures of a young Mexican star trying his luck in the English Premiership.

Producers have described the film, which has a £16 million budget and is the first in a trilogy, as "Rocky-in-boots meets The Matrix".


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Lady V, 26, the sister of Frederick Hervey, the 8th Marquess of Bristol, has enjoyed a spell as a model and opened her own fashion boutique. She hoped her high-profile and status could gain her TV and film work, and is said to be delighted at landing a part in Goal!

But Milkshakefilms, would neither confirm or deny Lady V would be starring in the film or was in talks for a part.

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"Casting for the film does not start for another three months, so we don't yet know ourselves," said a spokesman last night.

The film follows the success of Bend It Like Beckham, one of the first films about football to breakthrough into the mass market. It is set to be launched in the autumn of next year.

Mike Jefferies, founder of Milkshakefilms, has said he aims to create "the definitive soccer movie" and hit on the idea while watching the World Cup.

The film's central character is set to be a 19-year-old Mexican growing up in Los Angeles who is spotted by a scout for an English club.

Producers hope to use a Premiership team on which to base the movie, tipped to be Everton.

The second movie in the trilogy is due to be about the young star playing in the Champions League with overseas giants and third about him representing his country in the World Cup.

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