Camilla Belle is in negotiations to join “True Blood” star Ryan Kwanten in the forthcoming sure-to-be-inspiring/based-on-at-true-story soccer pic “Zebras.”
The film will tell the story “of a music producer who discovers talented young soccer players in the ghettos of Soweto, South Africa, and forms them into a successful team dubbed the Zebras, because it brings together black and white players.” You can feel the racial harmony already!
The film was written by David Williamson (“Gallipoli“) and will be helmed by Bruce Beresford who seems to be taking a liking to tepid inspirational fare having just come off “Mao’s Last Dancer.” The film is currently in pre-production but no word yet when it will get in front of cameras. And unless it’s truly dazzling, don’t expect the soccer drama to be distributed on this side of the ocean where to most people, football refers to the sport where refrigerators wearing bright pieces of cloth run into each every Sunday afternoon. [Variety]