San Diego, US born Mario Lopez, one of today’s hottest up-and-coming actors in Hollywood has just signed on to play the lead in a Brazilian soccer drama feature film, The Goal, a Spike Lee production.

    San Diego, US born Mario Lopez, one of today’s hottest up-and-coming actors in Hollywood has just signed on to play the lead in a Brazilian soccer drama feature film, The Goal, a Spike Lee production.

    Principal photography is scheduled for November 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Miami, Florida. The film is executive produced by Spike Lee and Paolo Sadri, President of the newly formed TMG Films. Art Sims has written the screenplay and will make his debut directing The Goal.

    “I’m thrilled to be a part of this project which is about the greatest soccer team in the world, Brazil, and which will feature some of the most amazing world-cup soccer players, such as Romário, Ronaldo, Denilson, Rivaldo, and Roberto Carlos,” Lopez said.

    Other actors in consideration for The Goal are Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias, Sting, Sonia Braga, and Javier Bardem.

    The Goal follows the heart-wrenching journey of Topone, a young man who rises from the infamous favelas (shantytowns) of Rio de Janeiro to become the number one soccer player in the world.

    During the Brazilian championship, tragedy strikes and Topone is in danger of losing his soccer career forever, when he is traded to the United States.

    “I am honored to work with Spike Lee and other amazing talent on this project,” said Sadri. “I am especially excited to go back to Brazil and work on a film about soccer, which has always been my favorite sport.”

    TMG Films



    • Show Comments (4)

    • Guest

      with GOD’s will, inshallah I will become the best footballer in the world. inshallah please ALLAH bestow upon me an opportunity. You have given me the talent and I will work hard, but ALLAH bless me with an opportunity

    • Guest

      im in the same position, poor neighbourhood, dreams of being a football superstar

    • Guest

      I have some material that I think Mr. Lee would
      enjoy reading the Title of the script that
      wrote is entitled Betrayed Trust my information
      is as follows (904) 924-9297 or 333-4702 or e-mail
      me at
      George C.Melton


    • Guest

      Wow. But why Spike Lee? Why not someone like Emir kusturica?

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