The first image from the biopic of soccer legend Pelé—aptly titled Pelé—has been released. The film chronicles the life of the titular “King of Football,” tracing the Brazilian soccer prodigy’s life as he led the country to its first World Cup win in history and solidified himself as the greatest player of all time. Leonardo Lima Carvalho plays the young version of Pelé, and he can be seen here playing with a “football” made of socks in the alleys of Bauru where he grew up. Under the direction of Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist, the film is currently in production in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Additionally, a new image from writer/director William Monahan’s new thriller Mojave has been released just a few days after a handful of debut photos landed online. The film centers on a near-suicidal artist (Garrett Hedlund) who escapes into the desert to take an existential crisis head-on, only to encounter a doppelganger-like antagonist in the form of a brilliant, homicidal drifter (Oscar Isaac). Check out the images from Pelé and Mojave after the jump.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Pelé:
PELÉ tells the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy to the 17 year old player who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.
Here’s the official synopsis for Mojave:
MOJAVE, from the original screenplay by Oscar-winning writer William Monahan, is an intense, classical thriller about a desolated, violent artist, Tom, (Garrett Hedlund) who escapes into the desert and encounters, instead of solitude, what he was really looking for: a worthy antagonist, in the form of a homicidal, chameleon-like drifter, Jack (Oscar Isaac).