Last Update: 16 January 2002

Rumour: The UK Press Association carried the following story on 16 January 2002:

Yorkshire-born actors to portray real-life Yorkshire miners

Tom Wilkinson and Sean Bean are set to play Yorkshire miners in a new British film.

Tower is based on a real-life pit closure.

The script is by Chariots Of Fire writer Colin Welland, and Marc Evans will direct.

An insider told Ananova: "The story is a landmark in British industrial relations, about a gang of hard working guys who decide not to sit down and die.

"Instead, they take their own terrible situation into their own hands. It is very moving."

The film is due to be made in late summer by David P Kelly Productions and Working Title.

Fact: An insider close to Sean Bean said, "It's news to me."

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