Amazon has revealed ‘Rooney’, a forthcoming documentary about Wayne Rooney in London this morning.
Wayne Rooney attended the Prime Video Presents Sport Showcase Event to talk about the Amazon Original Documentary, Rooney, which tracks the life and career of the Manchester United and premier league legend.
The documentary according to the former Everton, Manchester United and Derby County will show the family man behind the footballing giant, with Smith becoming embedded in the Rooney household during the filming.
The film shows Rooney recounting stories from some of the most important moments of his life, with testimonies from the people closest to him, including family, friends and his wife, Coleen.
The documentary also shines a light on his time as a young boy growing up in the Liverpool district of Croxteth, through to his teenage life where his emerging stardom led to him facing intense scrutiny from the British press.
Interviews with David Beckham, Gary Neville, Rio Ferdinand, and Thierry Henry, David Moyes and Sven-Göran Eriksson are also included.
“Rooney is an honest and intimate documentary about one of the country’s most famous sports stars who has faced untold pressure from a very young age. Prime members will get to hear from Wayne himself on the events and moments that shaped who he was as a player and who he is as a man,” said Martin Backlund, head of content, Prime Video UK & Nordics.
‘Rooney’ is produced by Lorton Entertainment in association with Smith’s Circle Circle Films. Producers are Ed Barratt, Julian Bird and Lucy Hardy with Executive Producers Stevan Riley, Matt Robins, Paul Stretford, Duncan Ford, Joel Kennedy and Arthur Landon. Watch trailer below:
The documentary will launch exclusively on Prime Video worldwide in early 2022.