Nigel Farage: The Movie could become a reality after it emerged Warner Bros are in talks over film rights for the campaign for Britain to leave the EU.

The US film studios, responsible for some of the biggest Hollywood productions, is said to be mulling over the idea of bring Brexit to the big screen with the former Ukip leader's financial backer, Arron Banks.

The film would be based on the Banks's diary – The Bad Boys of Brexit – which charts the highs and lows of the Leave.EU campaign, the Daily Telegraph reported.

Andy Wigmore, a spokesman for Banks, told the newspaper: "We have had some very serious Hollywood people in touch with us who are going to buy the rights to the book. They want to buy the option on it."

Producers at Warner Bros – the studio responsible for A-list productions like the Harry Potter franchise – are said to be hoping to meet Farage and Banks when they next visit the US for the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump in January.

Since quitting as a leader of the party following a successful Brexit campaign, the euro-sceptic has aligned himself with the incoming US president, helping rally support for his election campaign.

The far-right politician has since been backed to become an unofficial British ambassador by the Trump administration.

Mr Banks' diary, The Bad Boys of Brexit, charts the highs and lows of the referendum campaign.

Wigmore said while the producers "have done a bit of research… effectively that book is like a screenplay so half the work has been done for them".

Farage and Banks
Nigel Farrage, left, with Ukip donor Arron BanksGetty Images

Any money made from selling the film rights would go to charity rather than to multi-millionaire Banks, Wigmore added.

The Bad Boys of Brexit, published back in October, follows primarily Banks, Wigmore and US pollster Gerry Gunster and their successful shock victory for Britain to leave the EU.

Its publisher, Biteback, describes the 350-page book as an "honest, uncensored and highly entertaining diary of the campaign that changed the course of history".

It said: "From a David Brent-style office on an industrial estate in the south-west, Banks masterminded an extraordinary social media campaign against the tyrannies of Brussels that became a mass movement for Brexit. He tore up the political rule book, sinking £8m of his personal fortune into a madcap campaign targeting ordinary voters up and down the country.

"His anti-establishment crusade upset everyone from Victoria Beckham to Nasa and left MPs open-mouthed. When his rabble-rousing antics landed him in hot water, he simply redoubled his efforts to wind up the targets. Lurching from comedy to crisis (often several times a day), he found himself in the glare of the media spotlight, fending off daily bollockings from Nigel Farage and po-faced MPs.

"From talking Brexit with Trump and trying not to embarrass the Queen, to courting communists and wasting a fortune on a pop concert that descended into farce, this is his honest, uncensored and highly entertaining diary of the campaign that changed the course of history."