First Look At Biopic Of Soccer Legend 'Pele'

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Even if you don't know your yellow cards from your free kicks, you likely know the name Pele (unless you're Colin Firth's Portuguese love interest in "Love Actually"). The Brazilian soccer legend is still regarded as one of the best to ever hit the pitch, and still remains an ambassador for the sport, so it's no surprise a biopic is on the way. And today brings the first look at the movie and the actor Leonardo Lima Carvalho who plays the footie phenom from ages 10-13. The film is now in production with Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist writing and directing.

PELÉ tells the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy to the 17 year old player who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country...

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