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.