LOS ANGELES - US filmmakers are to make a biopic about Argentinian football legend Lionel Messi, to be released around the time of the 2014 World Cup. Beverly Hills-based Epic Pictures Group said it has acquired the rights to his biography, "Messi: The Inside Story of the Boy Who Became a Legend." The film will be a dramatization based on the book by European sports journalist Luca Caioli. Caioli drew on interviews with family, coaches and teammates for the book, which was originally titled "Messi: The Boy who could not Grow" -- a reference to growth hormone deficiency he suffered as a boy. “Ultimately, this is a Rocky-style tale about a young boy from humble beginnings who overcomes his physical shortcomings to become one of the greatest players of all time,” the film company said.– AFP