Who would play Steven Avery in a movie?

Following the news that a season two of the incredibly popular Netflix documentary is on the way, bookies have been speculating on who would play Steven Avery in the inevitable movie that will be made of his life.

If you have somehow missed out on it, a quick synopsis of the ten-part documentary is that it follows the story of Steven Avery, a man wrongly convicted and sent to jail for 18 years for a crime he did not commit, who is then released thanks to DNA analysis, only to find himself up for a murder conviction two years later.

The allegation came amidst a multi-million dollar lawsuit Avery was taking against his home of Manitowoc County for his wrongful conviction, with the defense going on to argue in his trial that he was framed by the police.

It's one hell of a story so no doubt there's many a head in Hollywood already looking into making a movie of the story, with Irish bookmakers BoyleSports opening up the odds as to who would most fit the part of the ill-fated Steven Avery.

So who are the most likely candidates?

Aoife Heffron, PR Executive of BoyleSports told Beaut.ie: "Billy Bob Thornton is now the sole favourite at 7/2 to play the role of Steven Avery in a Making A Murderer motion picture, having shared favouritism with Pineapple Express star Danny McBride when the betting opened. Punters seem to think that Billy Bob is the perfect fit to emulate Steven in the movie about the Netflix series that has got everyone talking.

"Since the news broke that Making A Murderer will be getting a second season we have been inundated with bets and expect there could be a shake-up in the market in the coming days."


We could actually envisage Fargo star Billy Bob Thornton in the part, although we're not so sure about some of the favourites...

Aoife added; "Jonah Hill is a new entry into the betting at 13/2 and has been seeing plenty of support. Although predominantly a comedic actor, Jonah has impressed in various serious roles recently and is amongst the top four in the running for the role."

If he could pull it off, it would probably be the role of his career, but we reckon Thornton, or even second odds-on favourite Danny McBride would be a safer bet.

Daniel Day Lewis is down the bottom of the list at 50/1, so an unlikely choice, but let's face it, he could play Lassie if he wanted, and still win an Oscar for it.

Check out the rest of the favourites below;


Billy Bob Thornton 7/2
Danny McBride 9/2
Kiefer Sutherland 11/2
Jonah Hill 13/2
Woody Harrelson 7/1
Zach Galifanakis 8/1
Jeff Bridges 9/1
Val Kilmer 12/1
Jeremy Renner 12/1
Brad Pitt 14/1
Leonardo DiCaprio 16/1
Louis CK 20/1
Joshua Jackson 20/1
Paul Giamatti 50/1
John Travolta 50/1
Sean Penn 50/1
Daniel Day Lewis 50/1

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