Movie to be made about Bolt's road to Rio

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usain-wins-brazil.jpgSprint king Usain Bolt's build up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro - the games themselves and his prospective retirement in 2017 - will be made into a feature length documentary by British filmmakers Fulwell 73.

Announced earlier this week, the as yet untitled film will follow the six-time Olympic champion and multiple world record holder from May this year and chronicle his preparation for the 2016 games.

The film will also look back on Bolt's career, taking in the epic wins in the 100m and 200m in Beijing in 2008 and London in 2012 as well as his performance at the World Championships in Berlin in 2009 when he clocked 9.58 seconds in the 100m final.

Fulwell 73, which is operated by Gabe and Ben Turner, made their name with the well-received 2013 doc on Manchester United, Class of '92 which features the rise of a young David Beckham and a group of precocious young soccer players.

Alongside Leo Pearlman, their Fulwell 73 production house was also behind 2013's Morgan Spurlock-directed One Direction: This Is Us documentary, producing with Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment.

The Usain Bolt doc will be exec produced by the Doyen Group, which teamed with Fulwell 73 on Class of '92.

Bolt said: "I'm excited to start work on this project. When I met Gabe and Ben and heard about their previous work I felt they would be the right people to tell my story and capture my journey to Rio 2016. It's going to be a lot of fun."

 

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