We're proud to announce our latest acquisition Rasmus Dinesen’s archive documentary feature john + björn, the story of the intense rivalry between John McEnroe and Björn Borg. The film is currently in production and will debut in our promo reel at AFM.
The deal was done between Dogwoof and the film’s new production company Hound Entertainment, comprising producers Paul Bell (archival producer of Oscar®-winning Amy and BAFTA-winning Senna), Riina Zachariassen and executive producer Kasper Wedendahl. Directed by Rasmus Dinesen and edited by Adam Nielsen (Oscar®-nominated A War), the film will be made entirely of archival footage, some of which has never been seen before. john + björn will span the lives and careers of John McEnroe and Björn Borg from their early years through their now legendary face-off at Wimbledon in 1980 to John’s ascendance to the tennis throne the next year and their later friendship.
“As a filmmaker, I’m thrilled to be in the company that I find myself in at Dogwoof – between some of the best films and filmmakers of recent years. I feel our film has found a natural home here, and it’s great to be able to work with such a diversely skilled team that really gets the DNA of the film and the space it takes place in.” Director Rasmus Dinesen