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Six-Part Series On The Career of Francesco Totti Will Be Made

Six-Part Series On The Career of Francesco Totti Will Be Made

A one-club man, the Eighth King of Rome, the second-highest scorer of all time in Italian league history, a World Cup winner, a two-time Serie A Footballer of the Year award, and a recipient of the UEFA President's Award among others.

There's only one Francesco Totti.

Aside from being one of the greatest Italian players of the modern era, the Roma legend also had quite an impact off the field too.

Totti is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, a star in one of the greatest football adverts of all-time, an actor, a club director, and the inventor of some of the most memorable goal celebrations in recent memory.

Well, Totti will also be the subject of a six-part Sky Original series with the working title 'Speravo De Mori’ Prima – The Series About Francesco Totti.

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Variety have reported that the the series will be based on the book 'Un Capitano' by Totti and Paolo Condò, with principal photography set to commence in Rome shortly.

The series will focus on the last two years of the legendary Roma player’s career and the story of his final years with the famous giallorossi shirt.

The series will star Pietro Castellitto (Don’t Move) as Totti, and will also feature Greta Scarano (Suburra: Blood on Rome) as Totti’s wife Ilary Blasi, Monica Guerritore (A Perfect Day) as his mother, and Gianmarco Tognazzi (There Is No Place Like Home) as Luciano Spalletti, the last manager of Totti’s professional club career.

If it's half as stylist as Totti's career - and those iconic beautiful Roma jerseys - then this will be worth watching.

Paul Moore

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