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Marco Pierre White reveals why he wants Michael Fassbender to play him in upcoming biopic

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Marco Pierre White has revealed why he wants Michael Fassbender to play him in an upcoming biopic.

Ridley Scott is set to produce a new movie based on the famous chef’s best-selling autobiography The Devil In The Kitchen – and it looks like Michael has landed the lead role.

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One’s The Ryan Tubridy Show, Marco said “An Irishman does have the option to play the Marco in the middle, I suppose the good-looking Marco, the naughty Marco, the wild Marco. It’s Michael Fassbender.

“I sat and had dinner with Michael and I liked him. Ridley took us both for dinner because he wanted to see how we got along.”

“Very nice man, very understated, very down to earth and over dinner I was looking at him as we chatted and I thought `yeah, I can see you playing me’.

“I watched him in 12 Years a Slave and I thought I can really see him playing me because he’s got that intensity and he’s got that wildness in his eyes.

“I could see a little of myself within him when he was in 12 Years a Slave and he wanted a job done. If I think back to the eighties my methods weren’t conventional but they got results.

“Back then restaurant kitchens were very hard places and the girls and boys who worked there were from council estates so they were brought up tough,” he added.