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A biopic about Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been announced

A biopic about the Manchester United star Zlatan Ibrahimovic is currently being developed by the Swedish production company B-Reel Films, Variety reports.

The script is being written by David Lagercrantz, who co-wrote the I am Zlatan Ibrahimovic with the Swedish soccer superstar in 2011. Lagercrantz is perhaps best known for his two books written in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, the most recent book being The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye.

B-Reel Films producer Mattias Nohrborg told Variety the film is going to be about Zlatan’s difficult childhood in Malmö with his immigrant parents from the Balkans. The feature will show how Zlatan left Sweden to play for Ajax of Amsterdam and Juventus of Turin.

 

Nohrborg told Variety that the untitled biopic will chart Zlatan’s childhood in a harsh, underprivileged suburb of Sweden called Malmö with his immigrant parents from the Balkans. The feature will show how Lagercrantz left Sweden and came to play for Ajax of Amsterdam and Juventus of Turin, quickly rising to fame.

The film will shoot in Malmö, Amsterdam and Turin. The script is due to be ready on the 1st of May.

A documentary has been made about Zlatan, titled Becoming Zlatan, which became a box office success in Sweden when it was released in 2016. The whole documentary is on YouTube (without subs), and you can watch it below:

 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.