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The life of UK boxer Frank Bruno is set to get the feature documentary treatment in Bruno, a project in the works from the team behind Hot Docs and Doc/Fest title Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story and former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.
Adam Darke and Jon Carey, the directors of Forbidden Games, will direct Bruno and produce through their newly-launched banner Gospel, which they will run alongside Vaughan.
Trio - Co-founders - Equity - Partners - Gospel
The trio are co-founders and equity partners in Gospel and Bruno will be their debut project. Vaughan, now a pundit for the BBC, Fox and BT Sport, plans to utilise his connections in the sports, media and broadcasting world for the company, which will be focused on building a portfolio of sports, entertainment and music films.
“I am delighted to be joining such a great team whose ambitions and drive match my own. Having worked in the media world for nearly 10 years now I am looking forward to working with the guys in creating new ideas and shows as well as being a part of some myself,” said Vaughan.
Bruno - Rise - Frank - Bruno - Beginnings
Bruno will chronicle the rise of Frank Bruno from humble beginnings growing up on a London council estate to becoming boxing world heavyweight champion at the fourth attempt, following several bouts with infamous US boxer Mike Tyson. It will also look at his post-boxing life, which...
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