SOFIA: Turkish biopic Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu / Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu is currently shooting in Bulgaria. The film directed by Özer Feyzioğlu will also be shot in Turkey and Azerbaijan.
Born in Bulgaria, Olympic champion Naim Süleymanoğlu died at 50 in 2017. He was nicknamed Pocket Hercules due to his 1.47 meters.
The film written by Barış Pirhasan stars Hayat Van Eck as Naim Süleymanoğlu, and the cast includes: Yetkin Dikinciler, Selen Öztürk, Gürkan Uygun, Uğur Güneş, İsmail Hacıoğlu, Renan Bilek, Barış Kıralioğlu and Bülent Alkı.
Dijital Sanatlar Yapımevi is producing.
The premiere of the film is set for 25 October 2019, according to the Turkish media.