The foul mouthed, hell raising Irish actor Colin “Bullseye in Daredevil” Farrell has emerged as the likely favourite to succeed Colin Firth in the sequel to Oscar favourite, The Kings Speech.
“Just between you and me lads,” Farrell told fellow customers in his favourite turf accountants in Buxton, Derbyshire, “but I’ve got the nod. I knew I was an outside bet when I went to the audition, what with the drugs, my sex-tape shame, and my problem with accents. But I just thought I’d go for it because well, I know S.W.A.T and Alexander were awful, and don’t mention Miami Vice, but I was alright in Tigerland and In Bruges wasn’t I? So I thought to myself, in for a penny…”
The hat wearing Dubliner and acting goliath was a shock choice to find the successor to Colin Firth in the planned sequel, Kings Speech 2: The British Empire Strikes Back.
But media sources at The Buxton Advertiser and Derbyshire Life magazine have backed Farrell’s claims and it now appears certain that the Irish acting legend has emerged triumphant from an intensive audition process involving several other famous Colins, including Dr. Who star Colin Baker, Scottish football legend Colin Hendry, and former US Secretary of State, Colin Powell.
“I couldn’t believe it when Tom (Hooper) gave me a call and said he wanted me to be the new King George VI,” Farell told the store manager at William Hills. “I had to sit down and call the missus over. I just sat there muttering they want me to play the f-f-f-fecking King, for about half an hour.”
Filming for Kings Speech 2 is already under way following the first film’s Oscar success, and Colin Firth has wished the new film every success.
“Of course we wanted Colin Firth to reprise his role in the sequel,” Director Tom Hooper told Barry Norman last night, “but he’s already committed himself to a comedy drama set in northern England.”
Firth is currently filing Open All Hours: The Movie on location in Doncaster.