Actress Winona Ryder is planning to send The Wire creator David Simon a letter of admiration in a bid to land a role in a future project.

The Heathers star admits she has been a fan of Simon's for some time, but she has been struggling to put her feelings into words worthy of sending to her screenwriting idol.

She tells Britain's Red magazine, "I've been trying to write (Simon) a letter to tell him I want to work with him. But how do you write a letter to a writer? He's the person that I hope to work with one day."

Simon is also the co-creator of New Orleans-based drama Treme and gritty mini-series The Corner.