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Universal, Amazon plot UK release for Sir Alex Ferguson doc from DNA, Passion

London-headquartered Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) and Amazon are teaming up for the UK release of the upcoming feature documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In. Universal Pictures International has planned ...
February 17, 2021

London-headquartered Universal Pictures Content Group (UPCG) and Amazon are teaming up for the UK release of the upcoming feature documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In.

Universal Pictures International has planned a theatrical run in UK and Ireland cinemas starting on May 27 and the studio has world rights apart from North America. The film will then be available on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland on May 29.

The doc follows the legendary English soccer manager and his recovery from a brain hemorrhage. Aware of the potential impact of the situation upon his memory, he recounts the most important stories of his life to his son Jason, director of the film. With exclusive and never before seen archive footage as well as moving testimonies from his wife and three sons, the filmmakers promise a deeply personal documentary that takes viewers from Ferguson’s working-class roots in Glasgow to his stellar career in soccer.

“Losing my memory was my biggest fear when I suffered a brain hemorrhage in 2018,” Ferguson said via a statement. “In the making of this film I was able to revisit the most important moments of my life, good and bad. Having my son Jason direct this film has ensured an honest and intimate account.”

Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In is produced by DNA Films (The Last King of Scotland) and Passion Pictures (One Day in September) in association with Ventureland. It is produced by Andrew Macdonald (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later,), John Battsek (One Day in September, Searching for Sugar Man) and Allon Reich (The Last King of Scotland, Never Let Me Go).

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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