The multi BAFTA and Academy Award-winning team behind ‘Senna’ and ‘Amy’ have announced that the highly-anticipated film depicting iconic Argentinian footballer ‘Diego Maradona’ will be released this June. 

The film features exclusive interviews with Diego Maradona and has been constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from his personal archive.

It has been directed by BAFTA winning director Asif Kapadia will be released in cinemas across the UK on June 14 2019.

On the announcement, Kapadia said: Diego Maradona is about an uneducated streetwise kid from a shantytown, thrust into the height of worldwide fame, earning huge amounts of money, given a Godlike status, all because of his magical left foot.

“I wanted to try to understand this charismatic genius, to show all sides of his personality, focussing on his time in Naples, when he became the greatest player in the world, but also where his problems began to spiral out of control.

“It was vital to make a film about Diego which appeals to people who love football but also those who have little interest in sport or who see Maradona as a cheat.

“I wanted to challenge these preconceptions and to understand this complex, brilliant character – enabling him to tell his story in his own words, revealing his struggles for success but also the devastating effects of fame and fortune.”