Christian Bale as Lionel Messi, and 11 (4) Other Stars of the World Cup Movie

THR picks an all-star squad of Hollywood A-listers to play the midfielders, center backs and strikers in the big-screen version of this year's World Cup.

Lionel Messi and Christian Bale

The Argentine superstar is widely regarded as the best player in the world, if not of all time. Given Bale's obsessive method acting style, we're sure he'll lose the 5 inches of height needed to play the 5'7” striker.

Thomas Muller and Andrew Garfield

Muller was a star of the 2010 World Cup, winning the golden boot for most goals scored (5). With fellow midfielder Marco Reus out injured, Muller will need to repeat that performance to keep Germany's World Cup hopes alive.

Christiano Ronaldo and Dave Franco

The star among the stars, Portugal's Ronaldo heads to the World Cup at the top of his game, having won the Ballon d'Or as European footballer of the year as well as the Champions League final with squad Real Madrid.

Kolo Toure and Idris Elba

Who better than Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) to play Ivory Coast star Kolo Toure? But Arsenal fan Elba might have an issue with depicting the defender, who plays for Liverpool.

Cesc Fabregas and Zachary Quinto

Cecs Fabregas barely played in the 2010 World Cup but he still made his mark, setting up the extra-time goal for Andres Iniesta to make Spain world champions. The playmaker will be key if the Spaniards are to repeat the feat this year.

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