The Brothers Behind ‘The Two Escobars” Are Casting For A Pelé Biopic

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Michael and Jeff Zimbalist, the pair of brothers behind the acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 doc “The Two Escobars” are working on a biopic about Pelé. As part of the process, Imagine Entertainment has issued a casting call for a young Afro-Brazilian boys with Brazilian Portuguese language skills between the ages of 15 and 25. If they can play a little footy, that’s a bonus.

All the information about the call can be found at the “Pele Movie 2013″ Facebook page.

Description
LOOKING FOR AFRO-BRAZILIAN MALES AGE 15-25 WHO ARE FLUENT IN BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE TO PLAY YOUNG PELÉ. SOCCER SKILLS A PLUS.

Please e-mail PELECASTING2013@GMAIL.COM, or message this page if you are interested or would like more information.

Plot outline
This is the amazing story of DICO, nicknamed PELE, the poor Afro-Brazilian boy who rises from poverty in his native Brazil and leads his ragtag teammates to an unprecedented victory in the 1958 World Cup. That triumph — the first ever for a non-European team — galvanizes the entire country, which will continue to dominate the sport for years to come…

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