Football legend Pele isplanning what he says will be a sporting equivalent to Fernando Meirelles' Cityof God.
Pele says he has beenworking on a script which will expose the seedy underbelly of South Americanfootball, where the flip side of the beautiful game is endemic corruption inthe boardroom.
"Flamengo is the best-supported football club in the worldbut it is bankrupt. You have to ask why," he said.
"When I was Minister of Sport in Brazil, I tried to bring ina law that would make the chairmen of clubs reveal their accounts like otherbusinesses. It was turned down but I think it's an important story that willmake a good film."
Pele says the script willhighlight the contrast between the poverty of supporters and the wealth of theclub owners. The footballer has collaborated on two scripts before, andappeared in several Brazilian features. "It will be a little like City ofGod," he said of the upcomingproject.
The man frequently voted theworld's greatest ever player is in Cannes to promote Anibal Massaini Neto'sbiopic Pele Forever.