Los Angeles, Jan 16.- The United States film distribution platform Netflix is working today on one of its latest productions that deals with the life of the soccer star Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pelé.
The documentary will focus on a 12-year period in the life of a three-time world champion in that sport who became something of a hero in Brazil, during a radical and turbulent time in the history of that country.
Through social networks, the athlete confirmed the news and expressed his joy at being part of this television project, which will become a boomerang of a golden age in the history of football.
Soon I will have the opportunity to relive my memories. On February 23, my story will be told in a documentary produced by @NetflixBrasil, he wrote.
The material is entitled Pelé and has the stamp of David Tryhorn and Ben Nicholas as directors, and the contrast in the production of Kevin Macdonal, winner of the Oscar with the documentary Munich, 1972: one day in September , awarded in 1999.
As revealed by the platform itself, the audiovisual will be available in February 2021 and will feature interviews with the Brazilian star, unpublished archive images and exclusive statements from his Santos Fútbol Club teammates.
Previously, the soccer player came to the cinema with his countryman Aníbal Massaini with the film Pelé eterno (2004) and, later, he starred in The Birth of a Legend (2016), directed by Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist.
The King of the most popular sport in the world in the South American giant arrived last October at his 80 years, a birthday confined as a result of Covid-19, but celebrated on social networks with congratulations from all over the world. (Text and photo: PL)