The movie about the beginning of the Brazilian football king’s career was released in North America in 2016.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, IFC Films has won the right to release the movie Pelé: Birth of a Legend. This movie hit theaters in North America in 2016.
Pelé: Birth of a Legend focuses on the beginning of the career of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the football star known as Pelé. Pelé: Birth of a Legend will faithfully re-enact the hardships and difficulties that Pele went from childhood to approaching football. Next came his time with Santos (1956–1974) and then in the Brazil national team shirt (1957-1971). From a poor boy, he quickly became a legend when the Brazilian team won the 1958 World Cup in Sweden. At that time, Pelé was only 17 years old.
The first part of the film will focus on retelling the early career of Edson Arantes do Nascimento, or Pelé. After that is the hard work of the talented striker on the road to becoming a legend. The process he won with Brazil to win the 1958 World Cup in Sweden.
During his football career, Pelé scored more than 1,000 goals and still holds the record as the only player to win the World Cup with Brazil three times in 1958, 1962 and 1970.
The entire Pelé: Birth of a Legend was filmed in Brazil with actors Leonardo Carvalho and Kevin de Paula. They take turns playing the soccer king at age 9 and 17. Pelé revealed that the two boys recreating his life will be true stars. They possess talent on both soccer fields and film studios.
The film about the life history of football legend was directed by Michael and Jeffrey Zimbalist. Among the supporting cast involved in the project, notably Seu Jorge, a famous Brazilian musician, and Vincent D’Onofrio. He is the new actor appeared in Jurassic World in a villain role.