BRITISH football legends are to feature in a Hollywood film about the life of Sir Stanley Matthews.

Gary Lineker and Sir Bobby Charlton - as well as notable celebrities like Michael Parkinson and Sir Richard Branson - will feature in the film, titled Matthews.

EUXmedia Studios, based in Los Angeles, and Connecticut-based Seven Media Productions have just completed principle photography on the feature documentary revealing the  story of the man considered by many sports historians to be the greatest football player of the 20th century.

Matthews was the first ever winner of the prestigious Ballon D'or award, the first footballer to be knighted, and the only player in the history of modern football to play professionally for over 35 years.

Sports Illustrated recently deemed Matthews' performance in the 1953 FA Cup, dubbed 'The Matthews Final', "one of the most dominant performances of all time".

A teetotaling vegetarian, Matthews renowned training regimen and personal discipline were light years ahead of their time and he was never booked or sent off in his nearly four decades.

In 1953, Matthews traveled to Africa as a football ambassador and began coaching children in the villages and townships.

The King of Ghana honored his contributions to the country's youth by presenting him with a crown and deeming him the 'King of Football'.

Matthews went on to defy the apartheid South African government to coach all-black youth teams in the impoverished townships of Johannesburg. He would later form an all-black semi-professional team known as 'Sir Stan's Men' and take them to train with Pele and Zico in Brazil.

The film will be complete by January 2016 and is currently seeking global distribution partnerships.