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Wayne Rooney Documentary Coming From 'Maradona' Producer And It Promises To Be Essential Viewing

Wayne Rooney Documentary Coming From 'Maradona' Producer And It Promises To Be Essential Viewing

Wayne Rooney is set to be the subject of a brand new documentary from the producers behind the critically-acclaimed Diego Maradona biopic.

Deadline have exclusively revealed Lorton Entertainment have begun production on the documentary that will cover the former Manchester United man's life on and off the pitch.

BAFTA-winner Matt Smith will be directing and never-before-seen personal footage will be used as well as interviews from footballing legends.

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The movie is set to be released in cinemas in November 2020 and Rooney commented on the project stating he is excited for fans to see "the person he really is".

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Image Credit: PA

"I'm excited to be the subject of this documentary," the 34-year-old began.

"This is a film that looks in detail at my journey: the highs, the lows, the beautiful game, finally I have the opportunity to show the person I really am."

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Rooney began his career with boyhood club Everton before moving to United as an 18-year-old.

During 13 years at Old Trafford, he won five Premier League titles as well as the Champions League while also becoming the club's top goalscorer.

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He returned to Everton in 2017 before moving to DC United in the MLS and Championship side Derby County.

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Rooney is also England's top scorer with 53 goals and is also the Three Lions' second-highest appearance maker with 120 caps.

Fans have fair reason to get hyped for the Rooney doc considering the sensational job Lorton Entertainment did with 'Maradona'.

Directed by Asif Kapadia, the 2019 release documented the trials and tribulations of one of football's biggest icons.

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The synopsis of the film reads, "On 5th July 1984, Diego Maradona arrived in Naples for a world-record fee and for seven years all hell broke loose. The world's most celebrated football genius and the most dysfunctional city in Europe were a perfect match for each other. Maradona was blessed on the field but cursed off it; the charismatic Argentine, quickly led Naples to their first-ever title. It was the stuff of dreams. But there was a price... Diego could do as he pleased whilst performing miracles on the pitch, but when the magic faded he became a prisoner of the city.

"The third film from the Academy Award- and BAFTA-winning team behind Senna and Amy, the film is constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archive with the full support of the man himself."

If the Rooney movie manages to capture the same emotions, it could be one of the greatest football documentaries of all time.

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Topics: Football News, Derby County, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Everton, Legends, DC United, Wayne Rooney

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Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.