BENEDICT Cumberbatch has been confirmed to play football pundit Alan Hansen in a forthcoming biopic.
Young Alan producer Roy Hobbs said: “Benedict nailed the ‘coloured people’ gaffe last weekend – it was just as squirmingly awkward and inappropriate as when Alan Hansen did it on Match of the Day back in 2011.
“We knew then that after months of searching we had found our star. And believe me, it was a nightmare getting someone who would be accepted by Alan Hansen’s notoriously obsessive fan base.”
He added: “The highly anticipated Alan Hansen film will include some of the pundit’s most famous gaffes, such as mistakenly writing off inexperienced Premier League title challengers with the immortal line ‘you can’t win anything with kids’.
“It is the story of a man succeeding despite a debilitating lack of charisma.”