Michael Apted is in negotiations to direct the final installment of the soccer trilogy “Goal!”
Producer Mike Jefferies announced Apted’s involvement at a Cannes party thrown by co-financier Scion Films to screen footage from “Goal! 2.”
The third movie, in which the lead character Santiago Munez fulfills his ambition to play for his country in the World Cup, is in pre-production.
Soccer’s governing body FIFA has granted the production exclusive access to film footage at the World Cup in Germany, which starts next month.
Apted is currently shooting his own untitled documentary about the social impact of soccer around the world.