Juan Jose Campanella (THE SECRET IN THEIR EYES) has lined up Buenos Aires-based animation studio Catmandu and Spain-based Plural-Jempsa to co-produce his animated feature METEGOL (FOOSBALL), reports Variety. The film teams an underdog with foosball players who come alive in a soccer match against a pro team in order to save his village.
The voice cast includes Pablo Rago (SECRET), Fabian Gianola (THE SUPER AGENTS: NEW GENERATION), Miguel Angel Rodriguez (DAD FOR A DAY), Horacio Fontova (GOODBYE, DEAR MOON) and David Masajnik (SON OF THE BRIDE).
Campanella is produce via his 100 Bares. The budget is $9.75 million.
The studios hope to have the film done for a 2012 release.