BRAZIL – Monty Python director Terry Gilliam is beginning principal photography on The World Cup today. The film will document the most important football tournament in the world while adding touches of Gilliam’s own surreal humor.

Although Gilliam has been toying with the idea for years, he has faced opposition both from the studios and FIFA. He told the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

Heath Ledger was going to play the captain of the Australian football team, but unfortunately he died again. I called Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell and someone else but their phones all seem to be broken. Tom Waits is playing the referee/the Grim Reaper. FIFA were really unhelpful. 


Well, at the end of the football games I wanted a huge foot to drop on the pitch and squash the players like ants. They didn’t get it.

What made you choose to make this film?

It’s in Brazil. And I made Brazil. And … that’s it.

Do you like football?

Erm. No. 

The World Cup: The Unofficial Film will be released in 2015. 

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