Usain Bolt to dazzle on big screen in his feature documentary

Apr 30, 2015, 08:32 IST | PA Sport

Usain Bolt has swept all before him on the track - now he is out to conquer the big screen. The world's fastest man is to star in his first ever feature documentary for cinematic release, it was announced on Wednesday.

Usain Bolt. Pic/Getty Images
Usain Bolt. Pic/Getty Images 

The film will follow the Jamaican's path to the Rio Olympics in 2016, where he will bid to land 100 and 200 metres gold for a third straight Games.

The film will be produced by Fulwell 73 — directed by Gabe and Ben Turner and produced by Leo Pearlman — who were responsible for the likes of 'Class of 92' and 'One Direction: This is Us'.

Right people for the job
Bolt said: "I'm excited to start work on this project. When I met Gabe and Ben and heard about their previous work I felt they would be the right people to tell my story and capture my journey to Rio 2016. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Gabe Turner added: "Having explored the dynamic of brotherhood and team-mates in our previous film, this time around Ben and I had a real interest in looking at the life of an athlete competing in an individual sport.

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