With the World Cup hitting Brazil in 2014, Imagine Entertainment has plans to shoot a film about the legendary football player, Pele.
According to Variety, the studio has asked brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist to write the script, with a view to directing the flick as well. The pair has previously worked on the documentary likes of Favela Rising and The Two Escobars.
The story will concentrate on Pele’s remarkable early years, with Imagine President of Production Kim Roth describing it as “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.”
Language will be English with some Portuguese; the film shooting next year with a view to releasing before the summer 2014 tournament.