Thursday, January 06, 2005

Slater in search of further obscurity, to star in a soccer movie

Bayside High graduate Slater is tipped to star in an imaginatively titled soccer film.

More about the film, co-executive produced by Spike Lee:
The Goal follows the heart-wrenching journey of Topone, a young man who rises from the infamous favelas (ghettos) 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 amused by this description, not only as a soccer fan, but also as someone of better than average intelligence.

The film, The Goal is not to be confused with Goal!, a trilogy of films starring Diego Luna as an American soccer trying to make it in the big bad world of European soccer. This, I can see being decent.

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