After 'Neymar: The Perfect Chaos', Netflix greenlights documentary on football legend David Beckham
England and Manchester United legend David Beckham is all set to get his own Netflix documentary. The former England skipper took to social media to break the news of his upcoming docu that captures the life and times while also featuring never-seen-before footage. While details about the release date are yet to be known, the streaming giant has already roped in the directors and confirmed the official logline.
It read, "the series will explore Beckham’s “humble working-class beginnings in East London, and the drive and determination that led him to become one of the most recognizable and scrutinized athletes of all time." Netflix has tapped 'The Cove' director Fisher Stevens to helm the project with John Battsek. Also on the team for the project are editors Chris King ('Senna') and Bjorn Johnson ('Bad Sport'), as well as cinematographer Tim Cragg ('Billie').
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Beckham broke the news on Instagram as well. "I' m excited to confirm that I am partnering with @Netflix on a documentary series about my life and career. The series will feature unseen archives, untold stories as well as interviews with the people who have been a part of my journey. The series is directed and produced by Academy Award winners @fisherstevens and John Battsek. Watch this space… @studio99."
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Back in 2020, a report from 'The Sun' did the rounds suggesting that the docu on the Beckhams was in the works and would follow the fly-on-the-wall format. However, recent confirmation from The Hollywood Reporter suggested that this will focus on the sport, while also shedding light on the controversies and the alleged affairs that made the ace footballer garner enough attention in tabloids. With this update, it appears Netflix's sports docuseries is focusing on soccer. Last year, it was Brazil and PSG star Neymar who got his own documentary with the three-episode series capturing his meteoric rise.