Love/Hate’s Tom Vaughan-Lawlor to star in Netflix film about homeless footballers
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, best known for his role as Nidge in Love/Hate, is set to star as squad member Kevin in an upcoming film on Netflix about homeless footballers.
Vaughan-Lawlor will appear alongside Bill Nighy and Michael Ward in The Beautiful Game. The plot of the film surrounds a group of homeless footballers who travel from London to Rome to compete in The Homeless World Cup.
Also starring in The Beautiful Game are Rain Man’s Valeria Golino, Callum Scott Howells (It’s A Sin), Small Axe star Sheyi Cole, Kit Young (Shadow & Bone), Robin Nazari (Snabba Cash), Susan Wokoma (Chewing Gum), Layo-Christina Akinlude (The End of the F**king World) and No One Gets Out Alive actor Cristina Rodlo.
Producer Graham Broadbent described the movie saying, “The Beautiful Game is a film about succeeding against the odds. Our film shows the joy, drama and excitement of this real-life tournament and the enormous potential of people left behind by society.
“We’ve worked closely with the Homeless World Cup Foundation and our writer Frank has met many players from whose real-life stories he has created our characters, and we’re happy to welcome many former players from the real tournament to be a part of the filming in Rome and London.”