The Argentinian maestro has the rights to his biography bought by Hollywood.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi will have the story of his life made into a film after a Los Angeles film company has bought the rights to his biography.
Epic Pictures Group is looking to put together the biographical picture, telling the tale of Messi’s childhood right up until modern day and release it before the 2014 World Cup.
“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,” the company’s chief executive Peter Ewald said to Variety magazine.
The film will be based on Luca Caoili’s book ‘Messi’ which featured interviews with coaches, players, relatives and the man himself.
The 25-year-old has won the FIFA Ballon D’Or award for being the best player in the world a record four times in a row.
Messi’s incredible goal scoring tally is the main contributing factor to the forward’s success, finding the net 340 times for club and country since making his debut in the 2004/05 season.
In 2012 the Argentina international broke Gerd Muller’s record for most goals in a calendar year, beating the German’s total of 85 by six more strikes.
The Barca star’s rise to stardom becomes even more incredible when it is learned that he nearly didn’t have a career in football when it was discovered he needed growth hormones in his teens.
After hearing about his raw talent the Catalan club decided to take a risk and fund Messi’s two-year medical programme and as the footballing world now knows in hindsight, the decision paid dividends.