Magazine article Screen International

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Movie in the Works with 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web' Writer

Magazine article Screen International

Zlatan Ibrahimovic Movie in the Works with 'The Girl in the Spider’s Web' Writer

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Iconic footballer is on board the biopic as an executive producer.

Becoming Zlatan

Manchester United footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic is readying a biopic of his life based on the hit autobiography I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the film’s producers have confirmed to Screen.

Iconic striker Ibrahimovic is serving as executive producer on the project, which is being scripted by the book’s co-writer David Lagercrantz alongside Jakob Beckman.

Author Lagercrantz is known for writing novels The Girl In The Spider’s Web and The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, the fourth and fifth instalments respectively in the Millenium series. The former is currently in pre-production for Sony Pictures with The Crown’s Claire Foy on board to play Lisbeth Salander.

Producers of the currently untitled bio-pic are Stockholm-based production outfit B-Reel Films which recently produced Alicia Vikander and Eva Green drama Euphoria, which debuted at Toronto, and upcoming Ingmar Bergman documentary Bergman.

The film will chart the Swedish striker’s challenging early years growing up in a Malmo suburb and touch on his electric stints with football clubs Malmo FF, Ajax and Juventus. …

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