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Wayne Rooney to be subject of official documentary

Wayne Rooney will be the subject of an official documentary from the team behind the acclaimed Maradona, according to entertainment outlet, Deadline.

Producer-financers Lorton Entertainment have got the ball rolling, with production already underway to tell the life story of United’s all-time leading goalscorer.

BAFTA-winning director Matt Smith, who helmed Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum and Dad, will take the reigns on the project, which is set to contain everything from personal archive footage to talking heads discussing the current Derby County player-coach’s journey and legacy.

Rooney exclusively told Deadline: “I’m excited to be the subject of this documentary. 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.”

The outlet also revealed sports specialist Lorton are working on a documentary titled ‘Three Kings’ focussing on Red Devils, Celtic, and Liverpool managerial legends Matt Busby, Jock Stein, and Bill Shankly.

A release date for both of the films is currently unknown.

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