First look at Top Boy star Micheal Ward's Netflix movie with Bill Nighy

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Netflix has released a first look at Top Boy star Micheal Ward's new movie The Beautiful Game with Bill Nighy.

Based on the Homeless World Cup, the new sports drama tells the story of the English team and their coach as they prepare for the global football tournament.

Along with the newly released images, which feature Nighy in character as England manager Mal and Empire of Light star Ward as the team's new striker Vinny, Netflix confirmed a release date for the movie which will be available to stream from March 29.

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"Mal is the manager of England's homeless football team, taking his players to Rome with the hope of being crowned champions of the Homeless World Cup, a global street soccer tournament. At the last minute he decides to bring with them a talented striker, Vinny, who could give them a real chance at winning, but only if he's ready to let go of his past and become part of the team," reads the synopsis.

Directed by Thea Sharrock and penned by Frank Bryce, the film stars Susan Wokoma, Callum Scott Howells, Shadow and Bone star Kit Young, and Sheyi Cole alongside Nighy and Ward.

Joining them on the cast are Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Robin Nazari, Aoi Okuyama, Cristina Rodlo, Tadashi Watanabe, Kazuhiro Muroyama and Valeria Golino.

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the beautiful game

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Included in the first look images, we see the England homeless football team walking through Rome as they prepare for the tournament and in one image Nighy's Mal cheers on from the crowd.

The Homeless World Cup, a real-life football tournament that began in 2001, spotlights unhoused athletes from around the world representing nearly 70 countries.

In the past two decades, over 1.2million people have taken part in the tournament and many of the football players in the movie are played by real participants of the tournament.

The Beautiful Game will be available to stream on Netflix from March 29

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