For the first time ever audiences will witness first-hand the unique challenges Wayne has faced throughout his career and personal life. With an all-star cast of talking heads, former teammates and opposition players (Beckham, Neville, Henry, Ferdinand, Eriksson) and never before seen archival footage, Wayne and Coleen open up about their lives together in intimate detail.
Often maligned as a controversial character by the press and fans this film will lift the lid on Wayne’s story; from the pressures of making his professional debut for Everton at 16 and becoming an overnight star to becoming Manchester United and England’s all-time top scorer; the many awards, trophies and accolades along the way, and the highs and lows of what it takes to become and maintain being at the top of your profession; this film will walk us right into present day as we see Wayne take on the next chapter of his life, player-coach and captain for Derby County, and ask what next for this fiercely competitive Liverpudlian.
Along the way Wayne and Coleen open up about their tumultuous relationship with the press, hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons and how they’ve overcome the hardest moments together in deeply intimate conversations and as Derby’s 20/21 season came to end, this film goes behind the curtain and provides audiences across the planet front row seats to Rooney’s whole audacious story.
Director: Matt Smith
Directors of Photography; Will Edwards; Patrick Smith
Music Composed by: Walter Mair
Producers: Ed Barratt; Julian Bird; Lucy Hardy
Executive Producer: Stevan Riley; Matt Robins; Paul Stretford; Duncan Ford; Joel Kennedy; Arthur Landon
Film Editor: Martin Thompson