George Clooney DeLorean Biopic

George Clooney is in talks to play John DeLorean in an upcoming biopic based on the life of the flamboyant car manufacturer.

The Oscar-nominated heartthrob is being courted to play the man who created the famous DMC-12 gull-wing cars made famous by the Back to the Future trilogy of the 1980s, The Daily Express has learned.

DeLorean, who died in 2005 at the age of 80, made millions on his luxury sportscars but was forced to shut down his Northern Ireland plant in 1983, after just 21 months and fewer than 9,000 cars produced.