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Biopic of Pele in offing

Mumbai: Imagine Entertainment is developing a feature film based on the life and times of Pele, said to be the best footballer of all time. The film will entail him from his childhood to the time when he won his first World Cup at the age of 17.


"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," said Imagine President of Production Kim Roth.
 
The yet-untitled Pele biopic, that is expected to begin shooting in Brazil next year, is projected to be released prior to the World Cup.
 
No actor has yet been approached to portray the soccer legend.
 
It may be remembered that Pele, whose real name is Edison Arantes do Nascimento, had earlier 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.

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