The unlikely bromance between Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is set to be immortalised on the silver screen - after it was revealed 20th Century Fox has bought a comedy pitch modelled on the former NBA star's mission.
'Diplomats' will be directed by Tim Story and produced by Peter Chernin, with Jonathan Abrams writing the script, Hollywood Reporter exclusively revealed on Monday.
While there's been no further details as yet, Rodman and Kim's bizarrely enduring friendship is sure to provide rich pickings for material.
Rodman first visited the notoriously secretive Communist state in March last year in order to shoot a documentary for America's HBO.
The pair swiftly became BFFs and were pictured cosying up at a basketball game, with Rodman later cementing relations with his new buddy by addressing Kim in front of a crowd of thousands, telling him: "You have a friend for life."
Rodman, who has made four trips in total to North Korea, returned to Pyongyang in January this year to celebrate the leader's birthday.
Upon being challenged by the press on the country's appalling human rights record, he angrily replied: "I am not going to sit there and go in and say 'hey guy, you’re doing the wrong thing'
"That’s not the right thing to do. He’s my friend first. He’s my friend. I don’t give a ****. I tell the world: he’s my ******* friend, I love him."
Sadly Rodman is currently in rehab for alcohol abuse, with the Korea Times reporting he had rather unbecomingly defecated and vomited all over his hotel during his last visit.
No word on what Kim made of that.
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