Star Wars actor to play Eddie Jones in film about Japan’s win against South Africa

Kyodo News is reporting a movie chronicling the win is in the pipeline, with filming set to start in January. The movie is tentatively titled ‘The Brighton Miracle’.

The Brave Blossoms crossed for a late try to beat the ‘Boks 34-32 at the Brighton Community Stadium to create global news and earn their place in Rugby World Cup folklore.

Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison is in line to play Eddie Jones and Sam Neill, of Jurassic Park fame, is in the frame to play Jones’ father, Ted, with the film including background on Jones’ upbringing.

The movie is set to be directed by Max Mannix.


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