According to the bookies, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, the Irish actor who plays a young Henry VIII in The Tudors, is the favourite to portray the late Alex Higgins in a future biopic.
I remain sceptical as to whether such a film will ever be made. It will be hard to present Higgins in sufficiently sympathetic terms to make an audience warm to the central character. Alex relished life as an anti-hero and any sanitising of him would be doing the Hurricane a disservice.
There was once - about 20 years ago - a film version of his life touted with the excellent John Hurt suggested as the actor who could play him, but this never came off.
A few years ago I saw the one man play about Higgins by Richard Dormer, who also took the role of the twice world champion, at the studio theatre inside the Crucible.
It was superb. It didn't soft soap Higgins's worst traits but still managed to present him in heroic terms.
And there is also the 1984 film Number One, which is loosely based on Higgins.
Bob Geldof - before Band Aid - played a brilliant, rough and ready Irish player who didn't play by the rules in life or snooker.
Spoiler alert: at the end Geldof's character is chased around the Crucible arena by his opponent. Poor old Ted Lowe is not impressed.
John Williams referees in the early rounds but is replaced for the final by Freddie 'Parrot Face' Davies.
The film was screened in Sheffield the night before the 1984 World Championship and attended by snooker journalists.
One who was there told me it was so bad that they laughed throughout and were too embarrassed to approach Geldof afterwards.
It's available on DVD for anyone brave enough to give it a go.
As for a Higgins film, I'm not sure even the finest minds of cinemaland could really capture the tortured genius.
Better to watch him at his best: at the table. As ever, Youtube is your friend.