The actor gives details of the film he starts shooting in November, as well as Ivan Alvarez de Araya, Manuella Olayzun and Otilio Castro.
Blue and White, Prince of the Quarter, Football Stories, World Cup of 62While recognizing that kicking the ball is not yours, there are a few football themed productions that have shot Daniel Munoz for films and television over the last 20 years. A list that will be further expanded in 2019 with his next film, again by the national director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras, with whom he has already filmed Sitting in front of the fire (2011). And though it does not save praise when it talks about the director's work Nothing has happened here, his main motivation to join the new project was the opportunity to share with one of Chile's greatest sports heroes.
"To be honest, I was attracted to the idea of Alexis Sanchez for the first time," said Munnos, who will play a leading role in the inspired film, although not based on the life and career of Manchester United striker, began in the middle last month under a preliminary stake of Alexis, the movie. An ambitious project in charge of Fábula (Fantastic woman, no), the successful audiovisual producer of the Pablo brothers and Juan de Dios Larrein, with a script by Jozefina Fernandez (The Forest of Carrada, The Archives of the Cardinal), whose purpose is to unite the epic biography of the mass idol with the fictional story of a Chilean boy with enough talent to follow his footsteps into the yard. All of this, with the participation of Nino Maravilia itself in the production and appearance of Fernandez Almendras' author's and working formula, which in this film reunites established actors with people without formal experience in this field.
"I was motivated by the script, how the story is told, and what happens in a very popular environment, and I love working with children," says Munoz, who plays Hector, the father of the hero of plot, Tito. , 11 years old). His character is that of an overwhelming and demanding father who designs his unfulfilled dream of triumph in football in his talented son.
"She is so protective that she suffocates and transfers her nerves and hopes to this child, there is a conflict between father and son," adds the actor to his role – an archetyp, which to some extent – and according to production commentaries – has a similar resemblance to that of Luisito Ray, Luis Miguel's father in the Netflix Biography series.
This main plot works as the axis of the film as it crosses the real life of Alexis Sanchez himself, his childhood in Tokopila and his subsequent sporting success. "He tells the story of overcoming and sacrificing Alexis, which is to be done only with his encounter with this other child who loves football, but does not want to be a footballer, somehow it is reflected in it," says Munaus, who nowadays he rehearses his role as Scout for collecting a Christmas fairy tale at the Municipal Theater of Las Condes.
To some extent, showing the progress of the film, interpreting and advising this father and son with his own life story recalls the spirits that the main character of Charles Dickens' novel receives. "It's a story of morality, a contemporary fable," says the actor. "Alexis becomes the conscience, the warning, the point of view and the attention we must have before our children when it is time to guide them, not to push them."
The rest of the film is made up of other career actors, some of which are related to the history of Tito and others on the AS7. For example, Manuella Oirzun and Ignacio Uribe incited Adriana and Gloria, the mother and sister of the protagonist, respectively. Ivan Alvarez Arai (The Deputy), at the same time, will be a trainer of the Catholic University; Otilio Castro and D.T. of Recoleta and Natalie Aragones, the teacher of Tito, while Aldo Parodi will act as a neighbor of the hero family and Eduardo Paxeko as a sports journalist.
On the other hand, Sanchez's entire story will be told through retrospection and captured in the northern part of the country. There Alejandro Trejo will play coach of Tokopila and Alejandra Janez as the mother of the footballer, whom the small MB. (12 years old), chosen to embody the former Barcelona leader as a child.
Waiting for Alexis
After announcing at the beginning of November the three children cast in casting to play a role in the movie – the aforementioned D.S., 11 as Sanchez's best child friend. the production begins shooting in Santiago in the middle of this month, coinciding with the days the attacker spent in Chile to play two friendly matches with the national team.
This is not a coincidence: according to Muñoz, the production schedule is adapted to the times of Niño maravilla and its sporadic trips to Chile. "So far it has been complicated to coordinate everything about a logistical problem, we work with someone who has a very organized life, it was very difficult to have it and that implies adaptation," says the actor who has already shared with the dough on the set and received a nice impression . "He speaks very loudly and gives his opinion, especially when it comes to himself, the hardest thing to do is to be without exaggeration, but in the scenes I had to share with him, I saw him quite well. listening carefully and humiliatingly, he asked me for advice, "he adds.
While these days Sanchez is in the country, healing a muscle injury that left him from the rest of the Premier League season, the production says he's not quoted this time on the set. The premiere is expected by mid-2019.