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The sporting biopic is one that Hollywood loves to revisit. Whenever a studio is in need of a little cash they turn to the sports biopic. Over the years we have seen The Fighter, The Wrestler, Ali, Friday Night Lights, Rush, The Damned United and many, many more. And, although it may appear that we have more than enough sporting biopics, we all know that will not be the case. So which sporting achievements will be turned into movies in the future?
Liverpool’s 2005 Champions League success
English football club Liverpool were underwhelming the Premier League in the 2004/05 season – finishing a lowly fifth – yet somehow managed to win the Champions League, the biggest club prize in football. What makes Liverpool’s success worthy of Hollywood was the amount of comebacks that they had to undertake.
The first said comeback was against Olympiakos, who they needed to beat by two clear goals. »
- David Agnew
Liverpool are in Spain preparing for tonight’s daunting Champions League showdown with Real Madrid, knowing that a victory would arguably be the most unlikely triumph in the club’s history. Brendan Rodgers’ side are in extremely poor form, both domestically and in Europe, while Carlo Ancelotti’s star-studded team are scoring goals for fun and are the current champions of Europe. They key question is: has there ever been a game the Reds were less likely to win since the competition’s inception in 1992?
The 2005 Champions League Final is probably a good place to start. AC Milan, managed by Ancelotti at the time, had a ridiculous amount of talent in their side, whether it be Cafu and Paolo Maldini at the back, Andrea Pirlo, Clarence Seedorf and Kaka in midfield or the brilliant Andriy Shevchenko up front. Not many gave Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool much hope, »
- Henry Jackson
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During the Premier League era, Liverpool have been a club who are known to spend money. This summer alone, manager Brendan Rodgers topped the £100M mark, bringing in the likes of Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli to strengthen Liverpool’s squad as they plot a title challenge.
Rodgers has continued a tradition from former managers Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez who also weren’t afraid to splash the cash at Anfield, but his predecessors did so with mixed results.
There’s been many a player in the past who the Reds have well and truly over-paid for, with the £35M they paid for Andy Carroll undoubtedly the worst, along with fees paid for the likes of El Hadji Diouf and Djbril Cisse.
However, the Reds are no strangers to bargains either and have signed some of the world’s best players for a cut »
- Will Rooney
Pickpocket drama from Girl With a Pearl Earring director is one of 33 film projects in development being presented at the Bogota Audiovisual Market (Bam).
Filmmakers will begin talks with potential partners in Bogota today at the fifth edition of Bam (July 14-18), Colombia’s biggest film market, organised by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce and Proimagenes Colombia
The feature is being produced by Colombia’s 4Direcciones Audio-Visual, which has raised nearly 25% of its estimated $2.5m budget, and centres on a teenage pickpocket against the backdrop of hip hop and graffiti in Bogota.
The project, which is hunting co-production, investors and distribution partners, was previously selected for Rotterdam’s Cinemart and the Berlinale Co-production market.
More than 250 applications were submitted for this year’s Bam Projects, covering films in »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
4 items from 2014
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