Apparently the ex-England captain was so inspired by basketball legend Michael Jordan’s The Last Dance, that he got his TV company Studio 99, which launched last year, on the case.
Beckham’s 23-year-long celebrated football career is certainly something to write home about not to mention his A-list stardom and marriage to former Spice Girl turned fashion mogul, Victoria Beckham.
The British tabloids reported yesterday that the former Manchester United midfielder was keener than ever to tell his story and the rights are being bid for by the two biggest names in TV licensing right now.
A source told the papers: “It’s something David is excited about and has wanted to do for a while. The film will feature new content and archive footage.
“It’s going to be about David’s life post-football, especially the creation of his new team in Miami, but will have some personal content too.
“Interest in his life and family is huge. Everyone has high hopes for this.”
Beckham’s beloved career kicked off back at Manchester United when he debuted as part of the acclaimed ‘Class of 92’. This was a special selection of footie academy players who achieved huge success with the club. He then went on to be part of the treble-winning side of 1999 and took an additional five Premier League titles with the team.
In 2003 Real Madrid came knocking and Beckham moved to Spain – and with it created international stardom. A four-year stint there saw him take La Liga once before he made his moved stateside with Major League Soccer franchise LA Galaxy. The last season of his great career was spent with Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 before he hung up his boots.
David has since carved out a reputation as one of the most stylish men on earth and has been involved in many entrepreneurial and philanthropic initiatives as well as being a doting father and husband.
But hot on the heels of the recent surge in sporting documentaries means that Beckham won’t be alone in hitting the screens of millions as his former teammate and England star Wayne Rooney has also been piped for his own documentary from Lorton Entertainment. The show is currently slated for a November 2020 release.
Rooney commented on the project stating he is excited for fans to see “the person he really is.”
“I’m excited to be the subject of this documentary,” the 34-year-old began: “This is a film that looks in detail at my journey: the highs, the lows, the beautiful game, finally I have the opportunity to show the person I really am.”
While we are yet to have a definite timeline on the Beckham biopic, fans are already poised with bated breath for more news on the exciting production.