Date: 24th February 2006 at 10:39am
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Wigan Athletic could be the subject of a new film based on the achievements of the last 30 years.

An American film company has reached an agreement with chairman Dave Whelan about making a film about The Latics.

Matt McCann said: ‘It reflects the astronomical interest in Wigan Athletic, we have had everyone from Al-Jazeera to movie-makers wanting to film us. Ten years ago, we struggled to get a local reporter covering us and now we are batting away Steven Spielberg!’

The New York-based company is called Bombo Sports & Entertainment and has made documentaries about Manchester United, Roy Keane and the England rugby union team.

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