The most charismatic and controversial tennis star in history, John McEnroe exploded onto professional tennis and transformed the sport, bringing in new audiences with his gift for the game and his antics on and off the court. We all know his infamous accusation "you cannot be serious?", with this new film by Barney Douglas (The Edge) we get inside the man; his early life, his rise in the tennis ranks, his rivalries, his tumultuous personal life and his legacy. Illustrated with interviews from family, friends and legends from the tennis world and cut with exclusive footage from archive producer Paul Bell, McEnroe is the definite portrait of one of the 20th century's sporting icons.

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IN PRODUCTION 

Filmmakers: Barney Douglas & Paul Bell
Year: 2021
Format: HD


STORY 

The most charismatic and controversial tennis star in history, John McEnroe exploded onto professional tennis and transformed the sport, bringing in new audiences with his gift for the game and his antics on and off the court. We all know his infamous accusation "you cannot be serious?", with this new film by Barney Douglas (The Edge) we get inside the man; his early life, his rise in the tennis ranks, his rivalries, his tumultuous personal life and his legacy. Illustrated with interviews from family, friends and legends from the tennis world and cut with exclusive footage from archive producer Paul Bell, McEnroe is the definite portrait of one of the 20th century's sporting icons.

 

FILMMAKER

Paul Bell

Paul is widely regarded as one of the foremost  ‘archive storytellers’ in the world and he has helped elevate archive film making to a new  level with the success of films such as the BAFTA-winning  Senna and the Oscar®-winning  Amy, both of which he individually archive produced. Having trained initially as an actor, he then managed the ImageBank film library in London from 1998 to 2001. Since then he has worked in all areas of the film, TV and advertising industries as a researcher, writer, producer and director, and he has collaborated with some of the most innovative filmmakers and storytellers working today from Paul Greengrass to Ridley Scott and Kevin MacDonald. Paul joined Hound Entertainment as Head of Development in summer 2017.