Who will play George Weah?

Liberia and Friends report that the Hollywood actor/director Dermot Mulroney (what does he know about football?) will develop and probably direct a biopic on the life of Liberian football legend George Weah.

Sadly Weah, the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year (and a player with a legitimate claim to be Africa’s best ever footballer), never played in the World Cup. (Liberia almost qualified for the 2002 World Cup, but that’s the closest they came.)

I hope the filmmakers do justice to the kinds of special moments in Weah’s career, like the end-to-end goal–in the video above–scored in Italy for AC Milan.

The other big question is: Who will play George Weah? Idris Elba? Or is he too old?

Weah is now a politician and will probably run for president again in next year’s elections in Liberia. Oh, and he’s tried his hand at writing op-eds.

Sean Jacobs

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Sean Jacobs

Also goes by Hasan Wazan. Life President.

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  1. Can i play a role? Yes i'm a Liberian. Yes i live in the US. I'm in Columbia, MO. No i can't play Weah but i can play a different role. My cell is 573-228-0115

  2. Sorry his name is Djimon Hounsou. Idris Elba is too tall to play that role. He doesn't look like a soccer player. I think they should just start a nationwide casting to find just the right fit for that role. The two guys are kinda old. They need someone younger and Flexible.

  3. Hi my name is Bright K. Ayrakwa. i am former soccer player who did play soccer in Malaysia and in Singapore. I did also attend the Asssemblies of God bible college in Singapore, and play professional soccer, I was awarded soccer scholarship to United States of America, where i did play soccer for Thomas University in thomasville Georgia. I am curently the founder and the president of Mount Zion International Ministry (House of Prayer) in Albany Georgia. Incase you are still looking for someone to play as George Weah, may be i can tryout and see, beside i am about 6ft tall. I was a striker meaning i play forward just like George Weah during my days as soccer player.
    I will also be happy to let you know that in Ghana i did play soccer with some of his brothers like Moses Weah because when the war broke up in

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