Underdogs US trailer

Director Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes) made an animated foosball movie a couple years ago, called variously Metegol and Foosball, and The Weinstein Company will release the movie in the US this spring under the title Underdogs. Along with giving the film that new title, the Weinsteins have dubbed the movie with an English-language voice cast that includes Matthew Morrison (Glee), Ariana Grande, Nicolas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bell Thorne (Blended), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and John Leguizamo. You can see a new Underdogs US trailer, featuring work from that voice cast, after the break. Read More »

We were a bit surprised — only a bit — when it was announced that Juan Jose Campanella, director of the Oscar-winning Secret in Their Eyes, would make an animated film called Metegol, or Foosball. Only a bit surprised because there was that one great sequence in Secret that takes place at a soccer match, suggesting that Campanella evidently has more than a passing interest in the sport. But foosball is something else altogether, and not a thing that is often chronicled on screen. (Who knew this teaser would hit so close to a foosball-themed Community episode?)

The film is reportedly about ” an underdog who, with the help of foosball figures that come to life, must take on a star soccer pro to save their village.” We’ll have to wait to see more of that, but for now there is a one-minute teaser that starts to give us an idea of what the animation will look like. Check it out below. Read More »