One Of Rugby’s Greatest Victories Set To Made Into A Movie
Japan’s famous Rugby World Cup win over the Springboks back in 2015 is set to be made into a movie – with Star Wars actor Temuera Morrison set to take on the role of Eddie Jones.
The movie, which has the working title “The Brighton Miracle”, is set to begin filming in January according to a report by Kyodo News.
Current England head coach Eddie Jones, who was in charge of Japan at the time – will be a key figure in the movie, with the film also set to look at the coach’s background with Sam Neill (Jurassic Park) lined up to play the role of the Australian’s father.
A late try ensured an improbable 34-32 win for the Brave Blossoms over South Africa in Falmer Stadium, Brighton – with the win regarded as the greatest upset in Rugby World Cup history.
“What Eddie Jones and his team did in 2015 was truly magnificent and worthy of being remembered,” Mannix told Kyodo News.
“The story goes beyond rugby in the same way ‘Chariots of Fire’ wasn’t just about running. That was more a film about the distinction between class, belief and religion.”
“No one gave the Japan team a chance against South Africa, who at the time were the most successful Rugby World Cup team in history. The result was celebrated around the world. What I want to do is try and show why it happened (and) where did the self-belief come from?”
Three years today.
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