Today we can announced that we are in production on a new sports documentary about one of the UK’s most iconic sporting figures – former Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby.
Busby will be taking a look at the life and career of Sir Matt Busby, one of the greatest, most influential managers in world football history.
During his 25 years in charge of Manchester United, the charismatic leader led the club to total domestic dominance and European glory. Known for his championing of young players, Busby developed football legends including George Best and Bobby Charlton, one of the original ‘Busby Babes’. Transforming Manchester United from the second-best team in town into one of the world’s most successful and iconic football clubs, Busby changed the shape of, not just United and the city of Manchester as a whole, but the very game itself.
From Sir Matt’s humble beginnings in a small Scottish mining village, to twice rebuilding a football club first ravaged by war and then by the tragedy of the Munich Air Disaster, BUSBY is the definitive story of the founding father of modern Manchester United, a sporting pioneer whose legacy can be traced right up to the treble winning Manchester United side of 1999, and beyond.
Directed by Joe Pearlman the film features previously unseen archive footage and interviews with those who knew Busby best including the remaining ‘Busby Babes’ and members of the 1968 European Cup winning team, the ‘Class of ’92’, and others.
Busby is being produced by Leo Pearlman and co-produced by Heather Greenwood. Joe Pearlman is directing.
Leo Pearlman, has said :“Sir Matt Busby is one of the most inspirational and influential figures in sport. As passionate fans of great stories and iconic characters, to be able to pay homage to one of our sporting heroes and add a prequel to “The Class of 92” is a true privilege. Sir Matt Busby is a legend in his own right and it is an honour to be able to recognize his legacy and tell his inspiring story through this film.”