A new feature film documentary will tell the story of Wayne Rooney, from his breakthrough as a footballer to the present day – more details here.

A new movie documentary is underway, that’ll tell the story of footballer Wayne Rooney. Cunningly going by the name Rooney, the film is being put together by Lorton Entertainment, who was also behind films such Maradona and Supersonic.

It’s described as “a feature length documentary that lifts the lid on an extraordinary player known the world over for his performances on the pitch”.

Rooney himself is involved in the documentary, so how much around the edges of his story it’ll go is unclear. It’s being directed by Matt Smith (not that one, it’s the one who made the acclaimed Rio Ferdinand: Being Mum And Dad), and the film looks set to take Rooney’s story from his breakthrough as a 16-year old playing for Everton Football Club, to “the unique challenges Wayne has faced throughout his career and personal life”.

It’ll use unseen archive footage, and follow Rooney’s story through to the present day. “It will offer an intimate window into Wayne’s world at home, on and off the pitch and in quiet moments of reflection , allowing audiences to understand and witness the huge sacrifices and dedication it takes to be at the top of your profession for nearly two decades”.

No word yet on when to expect it, just that the film has now been announced. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more.

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