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First Look: ‘Pele’ Biopic Shoots in Brazil (Exclusive)

7 November 2013 3:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Brazilian Edson Arantes do Nascimento — better known to the world as Pele — scored 1,283 goals in his career and is the only player who was on teams that won the World Cup three times. He also stopped a civil war in Belgian Congo in 1969 as the combatants wanted to watch him play, and during the 1966 World Cup in England got a phone call from the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein offering an exclusive Beatles’ performance for the Brazilian team. He was politely refused.

The story of the poor Brazilian kid from the Tres Coracoes hamlet who became the King of Soccer and a global legend will finally be told in an English-language feature for the world market in “Pele.” The biopic will focus on Pele’s rise from a young boy to his first World Cup victory in 1958.

But the film is a U.S. production from Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures, »

- Marcelo Cajueiro

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Vincent D'Onofrio and Rodrigo Santoro Join Soccer Biopic Pele

2 October 2013 4:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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 Pel&#233, Paul Kemsley and Exclusive Media.

Seine Pictures is fully financing the film and licensed Pele's life rights from Sports Licensing International B.V.

The film's creative team includes Academy Award nominated director of photography Matthew Libatique (Black Swan, »

- MovieWeb

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Full Cast Revealed As ‘Pelé’ Biopic Begins Shooting!

2 October 2013 4:08 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A monster press release has confirmed the cast of football (or rather soccer for our American readers) legend PELÉ’s forthcoming biopic being produced by Brian Grazer and the former player himself. The film, charting the early rise of the brilliant Brazilian playmaker, is being directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist with newcomers Leonardo Lima Carvalho playing the World Cup winner at 10 and Kevin de Paula from age 13-17. Shooting on the sporting pic began this week!

Principal Photography Begins On Brian Grazer’S PELÉ

Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney And Seu Jorge To Star In Imagine Entertainment And Seine Pictures Production 

Los Angeles – Oct 2nd, 2013 – Emmy nominated actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black, ‘Law and 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, »

- Craig Hunter

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Principal Photography begins on ‘PELÉ’

2 October 2013 3:32 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Emmy nominated actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black, ‘Law and 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 PELÉ, 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 PicturesIvan Orlic, and Kim Roth, and Colin Wilson.

Principal photography started on September 30 on location in Brazil. PELÉ 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.

The film’s creative team includes Academy »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Principal Photography Begins on Brian Grazer’s PELÉ, Starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Rodrigo Santoro, Diego Boneta, Colm Meaney

2 October 2013 2:27 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Emmy nominated actor Vincent D’Onofrio (Men In Black, ‘Law and 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 PELÉ, 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 PicturesIvan Orlic, and Kim Roth, and Colin Wilson.

Brian Grazer said, “I’ve always been excited about the exploration of genius.  PELÉ is that story. He is an inspiration to his country.”

Principal photography started on September 30 on location in Brazil. PELÉ will be executive produced by Pelé, Paul Kemsley and Exclusive Media.

PELÉ tells »

- Michelle McCue

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A Biopic Of Soccer Star Pele Planned

9 May 2013 7:16 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Michael and Jeff Zimbalist are set to direct a biopic based on the life of soccer icon Pele for Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures.

The story follows his rise to glory from impoverished youth in Brazil to a soccer prodigy who led soccer-mad Brazil to its first-ever World Cup title in 1958. His teams ultimately won three World Cup titles.

The Zimbalist's helmed "Favela Rising" and the acclaimed Espn doco "The Two Escobars" about the collision of Colombia’s national team and notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.

Brian Grazer, Ivan Orlic, Kim Roth and Dany Wolf are producing, with shooting slated to begin in August.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Pele Project Set For August Start Of Production

9 May 2013 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Soccer legend Pele is headed for the big screen with Imagine Entertainment and Seine Pictures going into production in August on a coming of age story.

Pele is also headed to Cannes next week, appearing on May 16, to help promote “Pele.” Exclusive Media will begin selling international rights on the portrait of a figure many regard as the greatest soccer player ever.

Producers are Brian Grazer, Ivan Orlic, Kim Roth and Dany Wolf with Pele, Paul Kemsley and Guy East executive producing. Brothers Jeff and Michael Zimbalist will direct from their own screenplay.

Project, set up last year at Imagine, recaps Pele’s rise to glory from his impoverished youth in Brazil to a soccer prodigy who led Brazil to its first-ever FIFA World Cup victory in 1958. Brazil, with Pele leading the way, also won World Cups in 1962 and 1970.

Producers are aiming to complete the film in time for the »

- Dave McNary

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