Today in Casting Calls for Lower East Siders Who Look Like Pelé
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[Photo: My Hero Project]The new Pelé biopic is presently searching for look-alike soccer players to portray the living legend. Since earlier this month, casting agents have taken to Craigslist to find the right one. Judging by the number of posts, they haven’t succeeded yet. Production is seeking males on the Lower East Side aged 17-25 only, and “must resemble Pelé and preferably Afro-Brazilian.”
As the casting call suggests, the movie begins filming this September in Brazil, so you must have a passport:
AGes 17-25 only, must resemble Pele and preferably be Afro-Brazilian like Pele.
THey do not need to be actors but good soccer players first. If a match, email us info asap.
Must have a passport, the movie will shoot in Brazil in Sept.
Pelé, as the major motion picture is called, will chronicle the life of the soccer prodigy from the 1958 Brazilian World Cup win to his ascension as “greatest player of all time.”