Date: 28th May 2001

Sean Connery To Play Cycling Hero

Ageing heart-throb SIR SEAN CONNERY is being lined up to star in a film about cyclist GRAEME OBREE.

The former JAMES BOND actor is said to be very excited by the project. Ex-world record holder Obree built his own bike, which included parts from a washing machine.

Connery would play his mentor in THE FLYING SCOTSMAN. Producer PETER BROUGHAN says, "Talks are ongoing and we're hopeful that Sir Sean will agree to take the part. He has been a big fan of cycling and particularly Graeme Obree. "The film, I would say, is FULL MONTY, the (1997) meets CHARIOTS OF FIRE (1981) in lycra. " (RP/WNWCAN/ES)

Source: WENN