“Stronger Than the World,” a film adaptation of Jose Aldo’s life, was initially scheduled for a December 2015 release. However, the longtime featherweight champion’s shocking 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 194 put those plans on hold.
A new release date was revealed this week, and “Stronger Than the World” will now debut on June 16 — just three weeks before Aldo faces Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight title at UFC 200 (Aldo vs. Edgar could be for the vacant 145-pound belt if Conor McGregor stays retired).
The movie was a huge production and will include some of the most renowned Brazilian actors from Rede Globo TV, including Jose Loreto, who will play the role of Aldo. Also set to appear are Cleo Pires (Aldo’s wife), Milhem Cortaz (Andre Pederneiras) and Rafinha Bastos (Marcos Galvao).
Pederneiras, one of the most important figures in Aldo´s career, believes that the meaning of the movie goes beyond of UFC belt.
“Aldo represents many Brazilians. He came from Amazon with just a dream, lived in the academy, later in a slum. He had nothing and reached the highest place a fighter can be: being undefeated for 10 years and considered as best pound-for-pound [fighter] in the world,” Pederneiras said. “No matter the future, what he has done in life is a great history to be seen on the big screen and a great example to be given to many Brazilians.”