You’ll soon see Gazza in movie halls in a sci-fi horror movie called Final Run. And no, its title is misleading because it is not about Gazza’s return to White Hart Lane to fight the aliens who have taken over Robbie Keane and Mido and rescue the Spurs bizarro season.
Troubled ex-soccer player Paul Gascoigne is attached to star in “Final Run,” a $2.5 million budgeted horror actioner being set up by London-based production company SjB Imperial Film. SjB topper Stephen James Bland helms the pic in which Gascoigne — or Gazza as he is affectionately known by the Brit public — will play a survivor of an alien invasion.
Bland describes the project “as something akin to ‘Aliens’ meets ‘Black Hawk Down’,” stressing that it is “character-driven and no mindless shoot-’em-up.”
Gazza will get pally with Lois Winstone, the daughter of Ray Winstone, who acted in the finest movie out of England since The Life of Brian.
And Vinnie Jones who knows Gazza up close and personal continues his successful movie career with Rush Hour 3 alongside Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker, due summer 2007.
Vinnie has also agreed to play Arkan, the notorious Serbian warlord and onetime soccer hooligan whose fascist ideology was honed in the terraces of Red Star Belgrade. Watch out for him in the Filthy War.