Pep Guardiola has left cules with many unforgettable memories that they’d cherish for years to come and appeased many football fans with an attacking style . One of them happens to be British director Paul Greengrass, the man behind The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum, who will be directing Barca, a documentary on the club’s four trophy-laden and fantastic years under the outgoing coach Guardiola. During the period, the most successful in club history, FC Barcelona won 13 titles, with one left to play – Copa del Rey on May 25. “I’m excited to tell the extraordinary story of Barca and their magnificent achievements under Pep Guardiola on film,” said Greengrass, a Crystal Palace fan. ”They have given the world a rare glimpse of sporting perfection, and memories that will last for as long as the game is played.”
The movie will look at the finest moments in the four action-packed years which include such fine matches as Barca’s win over arch rivals Real Madrid – 2-6 victory at Bernabeu and 5-0 at Camp Nou. Chris King, the editor of Asif Kapadia’s fabulous documentary Senna, on the life of Formula 1 champion Ayrton Senna, will join Greengrass in the editing room. FilmNation Entertainment will handle international sales, while Richard Brown of Anonymous Content, which is also financing the project and handling US sales, will serve as producer and sport and political writer John Carlin will be the executive producer.
Said Brown, “Barca and Paul Greengrass is a mouthwatering combination, and presents an opportunity to make an exhilarating film that will appeal to audiences worldwide.” FilmNation’s Glen Basner highlighted that football is “the most popular and fan-driven sport around the world.” He added: “With Paul’s tremendous talent, this is sure to become the singular film on [soccer].”
Source: Hollywood Reporter; Image credit: JEAN PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty