Tongan actor Mosese Veaila

Young Tongan actor to star as Lomu in TV mini-series

Simply titled Jonah, the project received $5.4 million in taxpayer funding from NZ on Air. 

The two 90-minute features will tell the "phenomenal story of the boy from Tonga via NZ who took the rugby world by storm". It will air on Three next year.

Standing 1.98m tall, Veaila, 21, has the right physique to play the former All Black, who became the youngest player to debut for the national team at 19 in 1994.