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Danny Dyer 'in talks for sequel to The Football Factory'

Danny Dyer 'in talks for sequel to The Football Factory'
Danny Dyer is reportedly in talks to reprise his iconic role for a sequel to The Football Factory.

Danny Dyer is reportedly in discussions about starring in a sequel to the cult movie The Football Factory.

The original film - released in 2004 - starred Dyer as football hooligan Tommy Johnson, part of a gang of Chelsea supporters who clashed violently with their Millwall counterparts.

To mark the 20-year anniversary in 2024, director Nick Love has supposedly been working on ideas for a follow-up movie and has held talks with Dyer, who left EastEnders last Christmas, about taking part.

A source told The Sun: "Danny is a free agent after leaving EastEnders and he has been in talks with the director Nick about a sequel to The Football Factory.

"The film ended with Danny's character Tommy recovering from being battered by a group of Millwall fans.

"The idea is that the new project would follow Tommy in the years that followed, what happened in the firm and the new generation coming up behind him.

"Danny said at the time that the film was about so much more than hooliganism. It was about men and their complex relationships.

"And given how much the world has changed over the past two decades, there is plenty of scope for new themes.

"Naturally, football will be at the heart of it so fans can expect violence and hilarious one-liners. Danny has a lot of love for the film and has spoken to Nick about how it could work.

"It would mean defecting from his beloved real-life club West Ham for Chelsea again but Danny is happy to put on the shirt for another pop.

"There's an eager audience for this kind of gritty, British film and if they can get the script right, they think it could be a massive success."

Frank Harper, whose character Billy Bright was jailed for seven years at the end of the first movie, has also been tipped for a return in the sequel.

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