Ghana’s catastrophic World Cup campaign is set for the Hollywood screens.
The Black Stars made the news in Brazil, and across the globe for that matter, when they had their appearance fees airlifted to them before taking to the field against Portugal, amidst threats of boycotting the game altogether.
Screenwriter Darryl Wharton-Rigby has been hired to write the movie and admits he envisages Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson as one possible actor.
“It’s very much truth stranger than fiction. Football and the players needing the money is kind of the backdrop to the story,” he told the BBC
“But it’s really about the journey of the guy who actually is entrusted to deliver the money and what happens if he doesn’t get it there in time.”
“I saw footage of the police cars taking the money on the highway and you can just see that scene playing out in your mind with someone like Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson as the guy having to save the day. You can see all kinds of mayhem happening on the highway.”
“It’s 50-50 as to whether it will get made, we’re still at the early stages so we’re going to take it one step at a time. It’s a fascinating story and I think audiences internationally would really take to it.”
Sulley Muntari and Kevin-Prince Boateng were also sent home during Ghana’s World Cup campaign over issues of misconduct.