Vinnie Jones - Vinnie Jones Wants Comedy Roles
Big screen hard man Vinnie Jones wants to move away from action roles and star in comedy movies.
Vinnie Jones wants to move away from action roles and become a comic actor.
The 'X-Men: The Last Stand' star - who became an actor after enjoying a successful career as a soccer player known for his tough style of play in England - would love to take on roles that make people laugh but feels he has been stereotyped as a hard man.
He told Recognise magazine: "I'd like to get into comedy, but no one will take the chance - I'm not known for my comedy.
"A lot of my roles are tongue-in-cheek but people don't see it. The trouble is you go and do a nice piece, like a film I shot with Derek Jacobi and Vanessa Redgrave a few years ago where I had the lead role. All the critics said it was a great little film, a great story and great acting, but audiences just want to see Vinnie bashing people up. It's a catch 22, really."
Vinnie is referring to 2207 film 'The Riddle', a murder mystery which focused on a girl who is killed after she discovers an unpublished Charles Dickens manuscript.
Along with moving into comedy, Vinnie is also keen to move behind the camera and direct a film.
The 46-year-old star has revealed he is keen to shoot a remake of 'Escape to Victory' - a 1981 movie which saw a group of prisoners of war during the Second World War forced to play a team of Nazi soldiers and starred Sylvester Stallone and legendary players Bobby Moore, Pele and Ossie Ardiles.
He added: "Have I directed something yet? No. But it is inevitable that it will happen. Inevitable. It's a three-year process, minimum. We've got stuff going on. We're trying to produce a remake of 'Escape to Victory' - we've got a lot of players involved but it takes a while to get things going here."