Prince Andrew's train wreck BBC interview to be made into a movie

Prince Andrew's train wreck BBC Newsnight interview - which is considered to be one of the worst in royal history - is set to be made into a movie, with Hugh Grant tipped to play the Duke of York.

The film will be based on the book Scoops: Behind The Scenes Of The BBC's Most Shocking Interviews by Sam McAlister, who managed to get the interview with Andrew to speak about his friendship with the paedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew
Prince Andrew's disastrous BBC Newsnight interview is set to be made into a new movie, with Hugh Grant rumoured to play the Duke. Photo: Getty

The interview, which was done by presenter Emily Maitlis, saw Andrew deny claims he had sex with Virginia Giuffre, who was trafficked by Epstein on three different occasions, once when she was 17 and still a minor.

McAlister took to Twitter to share her excitement about the project, writing, "So here’s some news… can’t actually breathe with the excitement!!!!"


She added, "So... Who should play me?"

Deadline reports that Hugh Grant is "one of the unconfirmed names in the frame" to play Andrew.

However, the actor has told The Independent, "I've heard nowt."

Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant is reported to be "one of the unconfirmed names in the frame" to play Andrew. Photo: Getty
Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein
Prince Andrew with Melania Trump, Gwendolyn Beck and Jeffrey Epstein at a party at the Mar-a-Lago club in 2000. Photo: Getty

After giving the interview in November 2019, Andrew pledged to "help any appropriate law enforcement agency with their investigations", however, according to the Daily Mail, this is not the case.

Virginia alleged in one instance that Andrew was sweating heavily as they danced in a London nightclub, however, the Duke famously claimed the story couldn't be true, because he had a medical condition that meant he couldn't sweat.

Andrew was once again under pressure recently when Ghislaine Maxwell was jailed with her victims saying the Duke and other people who associated with Epstein are hiding "behind power and prestige".

Andrew withdrew from public life after reaching a multi-million dollar out-of-court settlement with Giuffre, despite him always denying the allegations.

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