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Alex Gibney to direct Boris Becker doc for 'Diego Maradona' backers Lorton (exclusive)

Alex Gibney to direct Boris Becker doc for 'Diego Maradona' backers Lorton (exclusive)

John Battsek of Passion Pictures producing doc.

Alex Gibney, the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind Taxi To The Dark Side and Going Clear: Scientology & The Prison Of Belief, is making a documentary about former tennis star Boris Becker.

Lorton Entertainment, the London-based company which financed 2019 Cannes title Diego Maradona, is executive producing and fully-financing Becker (working title). The company also holds the project’s global rights and will be introducing it to potential partners in Cannes.

John Battsek of Passion Pictures is producing the documentary with Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.

The film will explore the life of Becker, who became a

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