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EXCLUSIVE: Amazon and Universal acquire UK rights to football documentary Sir Alex Ferguson: never give in about the iconic former Manchester United manager.

Long-awaited film announces British company DNA Films, known for its Oscar-winning films The Last King of Scotland and Ex Machinaand Passion Pictures, known for its Oscar-winning documentaries such as One day in September and Finding Sugarman. Today we can reveal a first frame from the film.

Amazon will launch the document on its Prime service in the UK and Ireland from May 29. Universal Pictures Content Group is hosting a theatrical market release starting May 27.

The film, directed by Ferguson’s son Jason, sees Ferguson telling the most important stories of his life, both in and out of football. He directed the film while recovering from the potentially fatal brain hemorrhage he suffered in 2018 when he knew his memory could fail him.

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The feature film includes stories of growing up and family, sporting triumph and failure, insights from his wife, sons and former players such as Eric Cantona, Ryan Giggs, Gordon Strachan and Archie Knox, as well as unpublished archive footage.

Coming from the Glasgow working class, Ferguson had a successful playing career with Scottish clubs, including Rangers, and went on, against all odds, to lead Aberdeen to the European Cup Winners’ Cup as the manager. After a few years of famous testing at United, he transformed the club’s fortunes and led it to more than two decades of consistent success, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two Champions League titles (and one unprecedented “ treble ” in 1999). In the eyes of many people, he is the greatest manager of all time.

Speaking on the documentary, Ferguson said, “My biggest fear was losing my memory when I suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2018. By making this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, both good and bad. bad. The making of this film by my son Jason ensured an honest and intimate narrative.

The film is a DNA and Passion Pictures production in association with Ventureland, produced by BAFTA winner Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting), Oscar winner John Battsek (One day in September) and Allon Reich, candidate for BAFTA (The Last King of Scotland).

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