Soccer's Cristiano Ronaldo Confirms Documentary

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
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In a World Cup packed with stars, Cristiano Ronaldo is a supernova. Portugal's midfielder is the full package: massive talent, movie-star good looks and power couple cred thanks to Russian supermodel girlfriend Irina Shayk. Ronaldo ranks as the world's most marketable soccer player, has 26.6 million fans on Twitter and a truckload of endorsement deals, for everything from Nike and Samsung to Emirates airline and Herbalife. He also has his own CR7 brand of undies. Perhaps it was fate this his father named him after that champion of free enterprise, Ronald Reagan.

International star announced on social media he will be subject of the film about his life and career.

Portuguese international soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo announced on social media that he will be the protagonist of the documentary Ronaldo, which follows the life of the Real Madrid striker for one year.

“I’m happy to confirm that there’s a film being produced about me,” the two-time Balon d’Or winner posted on Twitter and Facebook.

BAFTA-winning British director Anthony Wonke will direct the film, produced by Paul Martin for We Came We Saw We Conquered Studios and James Gay-Rees and Asif Kapadia for On the Corner Films.

The film is slated for an autumn release in theaters.

The soccer star’s main professional rival, Argentine forward Leo Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona, was the subject of a documentary released in January 2015, directed by Alex de la Iglesia. The film, which boasted a cast that read like a who’s who of world-class soccer, scored a modest $20,000 (€18,000) at the Spanish box office.

UPHE Content Group is handling distribution for the film.

10:15 am, June 11 Updated with additional information about distribution