Harry Potter stars Rupert Grint and Julie Walters could appear in film about Somerton man now famous for his seven failed marriages
STARS of the wizarding world could become lead characters in film about a Somerton man’s failed marriages.
Ron Sheppard, 65, of Somerton, launched an autobiography earlier this month called Lord of the Wedding Rings – which has led him to become known as Britain’s “most married man.”
Mr Sheppard launched the book at the beginning of the month, supported by his ghost writer Leigh Ferrani and hosted by former Yeovil DJ and Come Dine With Me contestant Steve Carpenter.
Fans also had a chance to get their booked signed at an event in Waterstone’s, Yeovil, on Saturday.
Mr Sheppard said the journey has been an emotional roller coaster.
He said: “It means so much to me to have my book actually published after nine years of planning and writing.”
Now American-based La Mere Mal Productions have joined Bournemouth-based Breezeblock Productions to work on the film.
Previously Mr Sheppard had high hopes of Jude Law playing the title role but he has now set his sights on an actor who is best known as Harry Potter’s best friend.
Mr Sheppard believes Rupert Grint, best known for playing Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is the ideal candidate to play a younger Ron.
He is still keen to invite Julie Walters to appear in the film as his mother.
He said: “I quite like the idea that they could re-unite as mother and son in the film as they did in Harry Potter.
“We are working on finalising the script and then we will send it to them.”
DEAD RINGER: Britain’s most married man wants Rupert Grint (pictured) to play his younger self.