Manchester United and Chilean International forward Alexis Sanchez announced on his Instagram account today that a film about his life is due out in Chile next year. He is one of the finest forwards in the English Premier League and has previously won several accolades with former clubs FC Barcelona, Arsenal FC and his country, Chile.
Sanchez is the biggest star of Chilean football and guided his country to its first ever major trophy in over 100 years by winning the Copa America in 2015, his life has been an epitome of rags to riches success story.
The motion picture entitled “Alexis, the film,” is “a story about a kid that did everything to achieve his dream,” according to the trailer published on Sanchez’s Instagram account.
Production company Fabula, responsible for the Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” which starred Daniela Vega, is behind the film.
Fabula said in a statement that children all over the country would be invited to audition for the lead role “based on unprecedented moments in Alexis’s life.”
Sanchez, 29, will play himself as an adult.
The film is due to be released during next year’s Copa America in Brazil, where Chile will be the defending champions.
Sanchez, Chile’s all-time top goalscorer, joined Manchester United in January but failed to impress following great spells at Arsenal and Barcelona.