Emmy nominated actor Vincent D'Onofrio (Men In Black, Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Rodrigo Santoro (300, Love Actually) are in final negotiations to star alongside Diego Boneta (Rock of Ages), Golden Globe nominated actor Colm Meaney (Get Him to the Greek, The Damned United) and Seu Jorge (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, City Of God) who have joined the cast of Pele, the inspirational drama about the legendary Brazilian soccer player, written and to be directed by Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist, and produced by Imagine Entertainment's Brian Grazer, Seine Pictures' Ivan Orlic, and Kim Roth, and Colin Wilson.
Principal photography started on September 30 on location in Brazil. Pele will be executive produced by Pelé, Paul Kemsley and Exclusive Media.
Seine Pictures is fully financing the film and licensed Pele's life rights from Sports Licensing International B.V.
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