Steve Ovett/Sebastian Coe
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Full Monty screenwriter to write Olympic rivalry movie

The man behind films including Slumdog Millionaire, 127 hours and The Full Monty is writing a screenplay about Lord Coe and Steve Ovett.

Based on the book The Perfect Distance by Pat Butcher, it will tell the story of the pair's rivalry, which came to a head at the Moscow Olympics in 1980.

Simon Beaufoy spoke to BBC Radio 5 live.

  • 15 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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