This June 22 marks exactly 35 years since the first goal of Diego Maradona against England in the 1986 World Cup. The one that went down in history for having been with the hand, in the game in which the same player scored the best goal of all time at the Azteca Stadium. And a fact so remembered in the history of football could not not be portrayed in the cinema. So much so that the renowned Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has an agreement with Netflix to make Has Been the Hand of God, movie inspired by the genie of the ball.
Despite the title, the film will not be dedicated exclusively to the passing of the former player with the Argentine National Team, but rather will give an Italian look from a fervent Napoli fan such as the author. No details were disclosed, but as reported DeadlineLast year, the work will cover personal issues of the Argentine star and will not only focus on football. Filming began earlier this year and is likely to hit the platform sometime in 2021 or early 2022.
“I am very excited about the idea of filming again in Naples, exactly 20 years after my first film. For the first time I am going to tell an intimate and personal story, a novel of initiation that will be joyful and painful at the same time “, Sorrentino had commented on his motivation to film about one of his teenage idols.
The 51-year-old director, born in Naples, stood out in 2013 for winning the Oscar to Best Foreign Film with The great beauty. Then he did The Young Pope Y The New Pope for Fox. This way, you will have your first time on Netflix, though no release date or filming date yet.
In 2019, in Raffaella Carrá’s program at RAI, the author elaborated on his fanaticism for Napoli and revealed that Maradona called him when he got the Academy Award. “It was a moment of great happiness, but it ended quickly because I received the call in the middle of a flight and the stewardess was anxiously asking me to leave the phone “, he remembered.
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