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'Bourne' Helmer Paul Greengrass To Direct Sports Documentary On F.C. Barcelona

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 17, 2012 8:39 AM
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Despite being the world's favorite sport, and gaining increasing traction in the U.S., the number of great films about soccer (or football, as those of us in the rest of the world accurately call it), can be counted on the fingers of no hands. From John Huston's "Escape To Victory" to the would-be-blockbuster trilogy "Goal," virtually every attempt to capture the beautiful game on screen has stumbled badly, even as seemingly less cinematic sports like baseball and golf end up driving a string of classics.

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