Biopic About Soccer Legend Pele Is in the Works


Pele


Imagine Entertainment is developing a feature film revolving around the Brazilian soccer legend from his childhood to the time when he won his first World Cup at the age of 17.

Heading to the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a biopic about the country's legendary soccer player Pele is currently being developed. Per Variety, Imagine Entertainment is planning a feature film about the man who's hailed the best soccer player of all time.

Being tapped to write the script are filmmaker duo Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, who are also courted to direct the biopic. The Zimbalist brothers are no strangers to creating Latino-themed flicks, including acclaimed documentaries "Favela Rising" and "The Two Escobars".

Announcing the planned biopic, Imagine President of Production, Kim Roth, said, "This will be more of a coming-of-age story that will trace Pele's childhood until he won his first World Cup in Sweden at the age of 17." The plan is to film the Pele movie in English with some Portuguese.

The untitled Pele biopic is expected to begin lensing in Brazil in 2013. It is projected to be released prior to the World Cup. No actor has been approached to portray the soccer legend.

Pele himself, whose real name is Edison Arantes do Nascimento, has previously appeared in a number of feature films and TV series. His latest big screen appearance was in 2004 when he starred in "Pele Forever", a documentary directed by Anibal Massaini Neto.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Jamie Foxx Dumps Katie Holmes Over Her Scientology Drama
  2. Robert De Niro Has a Blowout Fight With Wife Grace Hightower
  3. Pregnant Again? Blac Chyna Sports Suspicious Bump While Stepping Out With Another Man
  4. Kris Jenner Is Ready to Fight for Full Custody of Rob's Daughter Dream
  5. Khloe Kardashian Is 'Begging' Tristan Thompson to Propose
  6. She's 'Dying'! Cher Suffers From Mystery Illness
  7. Kylie Jenner and Tyga Make Out in Front of Son Cairo and Other Kids
  8. Karlie Kloss Flashes Major Sideboob as She Goes Braless at a Charity Event
  9. Fergie Shows Off Pert Derriere in Cheeky Instagram Picture
  10. You're Not the Victim! Brad Pitt Blasts Angelina Jolie's Cambodian Interview

CELEBS PHOTO