Rocket Science is handling sales of biographical film directed by Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns
The story of race car driver Michael Schumacher, considered perhaps the greatest Formula One competitor of all time, will be told in an upcoming documentary, according to entertainment company Rocket Science.
The film, directed by Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, is now in post-production and enjoys the full support of Schumacher's family, Rocket Science reports.
The documentary will feature rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage in a behind the scenes look at the world champion racing driver.
Schumacher, 50, retired from Formula One racing in 2012. A year later he sustained a traumatic head injury in a skiing accident in the French Alps.
"The documentary will feature rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage in a behind the scenes look at the world champion racing driver," Rocket Science says. "Framed by Michael’s 50th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his first World Championship victory (1994), the film... will feature interviews with Michael’s family, his closest racing companions and competitors. Schumacher will explore the many facets of this complex man: the merciless Formula One driver, the ambitious boy with the dream, the down-to-earth mechanic, the dependable team player, and the devoted friend and father."
"Schumacher is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively with Ferrari," notes the Rocket Science release. "He also holds a number of other all-time records such as the overall number of Formula One victories (91), podium finishes (155) or laps in lead (77)."
Rocket Science is launching international sales of the documentary at the Cannes Film Festival, which opens on Tuesday. The company's upcoming slate of films includes Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 starring Eddie Redmayne, Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen and Jonathan Majors, and French Exit starring Michelle Pfeiffer, directed by Azazel Jacobs.
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