Epic Pictures Group, creators of Thale and Meet The Mobsters, have bought the rights t0 produce Argentine star Lionel Messi’s biopic.
The film is to tell the story of Messi’s life, from his childhood to his battle with growth hormone deficiency to his on-field success, and is expected to premiere before next year’s World Cup.
“The goal is to make a powerful and positive film that will leave audiences feeling inspired to go after their dreams no matter how impossible they may seem,” chief executive Patrick Ewald told Variety magazine.
The film will be based on Luca Caioli’s book ‘Messi’, which features interviews with the player’s former coaches, family and team-mates, as well as the man himself. (BBC Sport)