New Joey Dunlop film in the works, The Fall actor Marty McCann cast to play Yer Maun in the movie.
The Survivalist star (above), who has appeared in the recent smash BBC Two series The Fall, is currently doing his homework on the road racing superstar.
“The more I’m learning about Joey, the more I’m amazed,” he told Belfast Telegraph’s Sunday Life. “I am completely in awe of the man.”
Ballymoney biker Dunlop, who died racing in Estonia in 2000, won the TT Formula One World title five consecutive times as well as 26 wins at the Isle of Man TT and 13 North West 200 victories.
He received an OBE for his charitable work.