A true, rags to riches tale that also has shades of controversy.

Footballing icon Diego Maradona is the subject of new feature documentary Maradona from the team behind Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Amy.

Director Asif Kapadia, producer James Gay-Rees and editor Chris King will reunite on the story of the genius Argentinian beset by personal demons. The team will be joined on the project by producer Paul Martin (Ronaldo) and will have access to hundreds of hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive.

Directing Diego

I've long been a fan of Diego Maradona. I was taken by his character, his genius, honesty, passion, humour and vulnerability. I was fascinated by his journey, wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama. He was a leader, taking his teams to the very top, but also many lows in his career. He was always the little guy fighting against the system, against the wealthy, the powerful and he was willing to do anything, to use all of his cunning and intelligence to win.

Asif Kapadia

Director Asif Kapadia
Producer James Gay-Rees, Paul Martin
Executive Producer Julian Bird
Stars Diego Maradona