Lionel Messi Biopic Heading for Theaters

Lionel Messi

Epic Pictures aiming release for next year's World Cup

Epic Pictures Group is developing a “Rocky”-style movie version of the life of soccer superstar Lionel Messi.

The company has acquired all rights to the biography “Messi:  The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend” by Luca Caioli. Epic will finance and produce the film.

Epic toppers Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson are meeting with writers and directors with a projected release date to coincide with next year’s World Cup, to be held in Brazil starting on June 12, 2014.

Messi, 25, plays for the FC Barcelona and Argentina national teams. Despite being relatively small at 5-feet-7, he has been named the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) Player of the Year in 2009 through 2012.

Producers aim to focus on the story of a young boy from humble beginnings in Rosario, Argentina, who overcomes his physical shortcomings to become one of the greatest players of all time.

“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,” said Ewald.

Epic Pictures produced Mike Mendez’s “Big Ass Spider!,” which debuted at this year’s South by Southwest, along with “Vikingdom,” “V/H/S,” and “Mall,” a collaboration with the band Linkin Park.

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  1. Isah nasiru says:


  2. Kelly lumande says:

    Wow!! Thats awesome, i just can’t wait to watch it…i love tha initiative.

  3. Mimmy says:

    It will be wonderful. Can’t wait.

  4. Chuy Moris says:

    Interestingly Messi has not approved the bio-pic nor the biography that it is based on. That makes me wonder is it too soon? He is only 26 and has another eight to ten years left in his career. He probably doesn’t want the added pressure, especially around world cup time playing for Argentina, where he has been criticized in the past for not performing as well as he does for his club team FC Barcelona.

  5. Antonio Bordegaray says:

    Lionel Messi, the Mozart of futbol, from Rosario, Argentina, is beyond one can ask to watch, long live little great genius.

  6. Free tibet says:

    I am die hard messi fan from very roof of the world I will for sure watch his movie on the first day of release

  7. Allen Jibao Khoi Seasay says:

    Messi….really deserve what ever honu

  8. Dr. Shaa says:

    Lionel Messi, the legend, deserve honour.

  9. Mol says:

    I just g0t paid ($)6784 w0rking 0ff my lapt0p this m0nth. I was shocked when my neighbor told me she was averaging ($)95 per h0ur, and she convinced me to try. Without any doubt, it’s the easiest and most financiaIIy rewarding j0b I’ve ever had. Here’s what I’ve been doing Rich4.Com_

  10. Ricky Comba says:

    hes deserved everything that he has

  11. fan of Messi says:

    Pick a handsome actor!

  12. wendell says:

    Não vejo a hora de vê-lo e, espero que seja uma boa história. Messi, o melhor da atualidade.

  13. Sipho says:

    That will be great cos his the greatest its a blessing to see him plays. Cant wait for the movie i wish he wins the World cup. I thank you

  14. Marco A. says:

    I hope is a good production! and well acted, not like VICTORY,although in VICTORY start Pele, Sylvester Stallone and Michael Cain, it was a complete flop!

  15. Sipho says:

    That will be great cos his really the greatest its a blessing to see him play. Cant wait for the movie. I wish he wins the world cup. Thank you

  16. I’m very happy to be given birth to, in Lionel Messi’s era. He is the best of all time, next to none, Leo is a living legend

  17. lomo mojela says:

    One of the great footballer in my life time. Viva messi

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