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hollywood treatment

Colm Meaney stars in the long-awaited Pele biopic and the slick trailer for it has just dropped

Sharon Curley’s Da will play George Raynor, the man who coached Sweden to the 1958 World Cup final.

THE FILM HAS been in the works for a while but the official biopic of the world’s greatest ever footballer is finally here.

Pele: Birth of a Legend hits the big screens in May and it’s a pretty slick production going by the trailer.

There is some Irish interest too as Colm Meaney plays George Raynor, who coached Sweden to the final of the 1958 World Cup – where a 17-year-old Pele scored twice in a 5-2 Brazilian win.

Historically, the sport hasn’t enjoyed the greatest cinematic representation but if Meaney’s last outing as a key football figure is anything to go by (as iconic former Leeds United manager Don Revie in adaptation of David Peace’s novel The Damned United), this should be decent.

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