Alex Gibney and John Battsek accompanied Boris Becker for the last three years until his imprisonment. British news agency PA reported Tuesday that there will be a documentary on the life of the former tennis star. This documentary aims to provide an intimate look into the life of the three-time Wimbledon winner. Several “extremely intimate interviews” are also part of the documentary, which allows a look behind the scenes. First, the film will be presented at a festival. However, there are no details on this yet.
“This film about Boris Becker tells an extraordinary story,” said director Gibney (68, “Taxi to Hell”). “It’s both a candid insider’s look at the world of professional tennis and a poignant portrait of the man himself.” Producer Battsek (58, “One Day in September”) praised Becker for his openness. The life of the exceptional athlete with its private and financial twists has become the stuff of gossip and untruths.
At the end of April, Becker was sentenced in London to two and a half years in prison. He is currently being held in a prison in the British capital. He had concealed assets worth millions from his insolvency administrators.