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A movie on Roberto Baggio, to soon debut on Netflix

'Il divin codino' should be ready in 2020 and will cover in detail the 22 seasons of the former footballer's reign

A movie on Roberto Baggio, to soon debut on Netflix 'Il divin codino' should be ready in 2020 and will cover in detail the 22 seasons of the former footballer's reign

Netflix's sports offer is about to increase again in 2020, thanks to the co-production agreement recently signed with Mediaset, seven new movies will be available on the online streaming platform, including two related to the world of football. The first title announced yesterday in Rome within the National Gallery of Modern Art is 'Il divin codino', a biopic that traces the story of Roberto Baggio produced by Fabula Pictures, directed by the young Apulian Letizia Lamartire (former director of 'Saremo giovani e bellissimi') and written by Ludovica Rampoldi and Stefano Sardo. The former Ballon d'Or awardee will be personified by Andrea Arcangeli, a promising Abruzzese actor already seen in both tv and cinema (for example in Simone Spada's 'Domani è un altro giorno'). The movie was inspired by the Raffaele Nappi's book, 'Roberto Baggio. Divin Codino'.

The film should be ready in 2020, "but we are in no hurry - said the CEO and founder of Netflix, Reed Hastings - the important thing is that it come out well". After producing an introspective docu-series on recent seasons such as 'First Team: Juventus' and 'Sunderland 'Till I Die', the new movies are mainly inspired by different kind of emotions emanating from football, but also about love and the southern Italy: emotions like those given by Baggio during his 22-year career, rich of great triumphs but also injuries, difficult relationships with managers and bitter disappointments.

In addition to 'Il divin codino' there will be space for another movie related to football, and precisely 'Al di là del risultato', the debut on the big screen for the director of the Liberato short videos, Francesco Lettieri, who will deal with football, ultras world and Naples, of course. By virtue of the experimental and complementary partnership recently signed, the movies will be available on Netflix and after just twelve months exclusively free on the Mediaset channels, and precisely on Canale 5.