Amazon Prime Video has announced that two exclusive documentaries focused on UK sports stars will hit the platform by 2022. Productions are rune, about soccer player Wayne Rooney, and The Lioness: The Nicola Adams StoryAbout the British Boxing Champion.
The documentaries were announced at a sporting event in London, which included a question-and-answer session with Wayne Rooney and Nicola Adams, along with production directors. Both new content are part of the Prime Video initiative to make more sports content available on the platform. In Brazil, in addition to the Brazilian championship matches from the premiere, documentaries such as This is Pele, About the King of Football, part of the same programme.
Both producers will feature interviews with people close to the athletes and show the challenges stars face in reaching the status of legends they currently occupy in their respective sports.
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The Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story, will tell the trajectory of the two-time Olympic boxing gold medalist and her battle against sexism, racism and homophobia. The documentary is directed by Helena Kwan, and will include interviews with Adams’ girlfriend, Ella Page, as well as several opponents from the hero’s path.
About the documentary, Nicola Adams released the following statement:
“I would like to share the path of my life in boxing with my fans, who have supported me every step of this journey and made me move forward even through the toughest times I have faced all these years. I hope this documentary will help young people to realize that no matter what challenges life throws in Your way, you can conquer it. Sometimes the world may seem against you, but with hard work, passion and determination you can make your dreams come true.”
documentary rune Directed by British Academy Award winner Math Smith, BAFTA, it will present the ups and downs of the footballer’s career, as well as the challenges Rooney faced in his personal life. The special will feature interviews with David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Gary Neville and Sven-Goran Eriksson, as well as the famous British footballer’s family.
About the documentary, Martin Boklund, Director of Content at Amazon Prime Video UK, stated:
“rune It is an honest and heartwarming documentary about the life of one of the UK’s biggest football stars, who has had to deal with ridiculous pressures from a young age. Prime Video subscribers will be able to see Wayne Rooney’s private accounts of the events and moments that made him the player and man he is today.”
The Lioness: The Nicola Adams Story It will debut on Prime Video on November 12, while rune It is expected to be added to the platform’s catalog in the first months of 2022.
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