‘The Beautiful Game’ Bill Nighy Sports Film: Coming to Netflix in March 2024

Sporting drama The Beautiful Game kicks off on Netflix in March 2024.

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Picture: The Beautiful Game – Blueprint Pictures

Netflix’s sports drama centered around The Homeless World Cup, starring Bill Nighy, titled The Beautiful Game, is coming to the streaming service in March 2024.

Netflix’s The Beautiful Game will be directed by Thea Sharrock to previously helmed the acclaimed film Me Before You starring Emilia Clarke. The script for the movie was penned by Frank Cottrell Boyce, who worked on such projects as The Railway Man, Code 46 and Doctor Who.

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Mel Young, President and Founder of the Homeless World Cup Foundation has said the following about the project:

“We are incredibly excited to be the focus of the upcoming film The Beautiful Game. The Homeless World Cup is our contribution to tackling the homeless problem across the globe but there is so much more to do. We have proved just how powerful football can be when it is applied to a social problem and we will keep striving to do more. We hope that the work we do being told in The Beautiful Game inspires more people to join in and support future Homeless World Cups and together we can all aim to end homelessness forever.”

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The producers of the film are Blueprint Pictures’ Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin with Anita Overland.

Broadbent added:

“We’ve worked closely with the Homeless World Cup Foundation and our writer Frank has met many players from who’s real life stories he has created our characters, and we’re happy to welcome many former players from the real tournament to be a part of the filming in Rome and London.”

Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s The Beautiful Game:

What’s the Netflix release date for The Beautiful Game?

We have official confirmation from Netflix that The Beautiful Game is coming to Netflix on March 29th, 2024.

What’s the plot of The Beautiful Game?

Here is the official logline for Netflix’s The Beautiful Game:

Led by their coach Mal (Bill Nighy), the film follows the soccer team as they travel from London to Rome for the Homeless World Cup. At the last minute they decide to bring with them talented striker Vinny (Micheal Ward), but he must confront his own issues and once-promising past in order to help the team and move on with his own life.

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Producer Graham Broadbent commented about what’s at the core of the script:

“The Beautiful Game is a film about succeeding against the odds. Our film shows the joy, drama and excitement of this real life tournament and the enormous potential of people left behind by society.”

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Bill Nighy – Blueprint Pictures

Who is cast in The Beautiful Game?

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The cast of The Beautiful Game will be led by Micheal Ward (Top Boy, The A List, Small Axe) and Bill Nighy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Love Actually). The veteran British actor is starring in an upcoming biopic drama, Joy, about the first IVF baby; you can also watch him in action in the Oscar-nominated feature Living, on Netflix.

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Micheal Ward and Bill Nighy – Blueprint Pictures

They will be joined by Susan Wokoma (Truth Seekers, Enola Holmes) and the Netflix breakthrough actor from Shadow & Bone Kit Young.

The rest of the cast includes Valeria Golino (Morning Show), Callum Scott Howells (It’s a Sin), Sheyi Cole (Small Axe), Robin Nazari (Snabba Cash), Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Avengers Infinity War), Layo-Christina Akinlude (The End of the F**king World) and Cristina Rodlo (No One Gets Out Alive).

What’s the production status of The Beautiful Game?

Filming for The Beautiful Game took place in 2021 and was shot between August 3rd and December 3rd.

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Tigran is our resident previews writer. He works on collecting everything known about upcoming Netflix Original projects and also is editor-in-chief of Redanian Intelligence. Resides in France.