05/10/2013 03:33 pm ET Updated Jul 28, 2014

Lionel Messi Biopic In The Works, Movie To Focus On Football Star's Childhood

By Michael Lopez


Everybody loves a good sports movie. And now it seems, we’ll be getting one about the almighty Leo. That’s right, according to, futbol great Lionel Messi is getting the biopic treatment.

Just 25-years-old, Messi does seem a little young to have his life story told on the screen. But no one can deny his popularity and we’re sure Barcelona fans would eat it up in a heartbeat.

Apparently Epic Pictures bought the rights to Leo’s biography, Messi: The Inside Story Of The Boy Who Became A Legend. And they plan to finance and produce the film, which would put a heavy emphasis on Messi’s upbringing.

Fans of Leo know that he came from blue collar roots in Rosario, Argentina. He also struggled with a growth hormone deficiency as a child. But those who have been following his latest headlines know the Messi story comes with a very happy ending.

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