The film is set to focus on Messi’s boyhood in Argentina and treatment for growth hormone deficiency, before depicting his on-field successes.
The film will be based on Luca Caioli’s book ‘Messi’, which features interviews with the player’s former coaches, family and team-mates, as well as the man himself.
According to chief executive,Patrick Ewald,“The goal is to make a powerful and positive film that will leave audiences feeling inspired to go after their dreams no matter how impossible they may seem.”
Epic Pictures Group hopes to finish the film in time for the 2014 World Cup.
Lionel Messi, 25, has won the Ballon d’Or, awarded to the world’s best player, for the last four years.
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