Exploring the rise and struggle of a Brazilian bodybuilding superstar.

Generation Iron Network has announced that they will be producing and distributing an upcoming feature film documentary about Brazilian bodybuilding superstar Felipe Franco – titled Felipe Franco: The Chosen One.

Known as Brazil’s most well known bodybuilder and fitness personality, the film will give an all access inside look into the life of the athlete and tell the story of his journey to success.  His road wasn’t always smooth, as Franco had to sacrifice and overcome many obstacles on the way. From humble beginnings in the streets of Brazil to becoming the country’s most notable bodybuilding and fitness star, Franco grants an all-access intimate portrait to the highs — and lows — of his ascent.

Franco became one of the first Pro Men’s Physique competitor in Brazil and is leading the charge in the county’s ever growing domination of the bodybuilding industry. But more than a competitor, he has a personality and lifestyle unlike most. Similar to the way Arnold Schwarzenegger parlayed his bodybuilding career into super stardom – Felipe Franco is also growing in popularity at an exponential rate. Now for the first time ever the world will meet the real Felipe Franco.

The film will be produced by Generation Iron’s principals Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia Jr. (Yudin will also direct). Aretha Santisteban, the Head of Generation Iron’s Brazil Division, will also co-produce.

We find Franco to be one of the most inspiring fitness stars in the world.” Said director Vlad Yudin, “He exemplifies a true rags to riches story and we are thrilled to showcase his story for our viewers around the world.”

Felipe Franco: The Chosen One is set to release worldwide in 2019. For more information about production and release please visit GenerationIron.com.

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