Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Amy’ to Helm Documentary About the Life of Diego Maradona

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Yesterday afternoon, Diego Maradona shared a Facebook post congratulating Oscar winner Asif Kapadia, who will be charged with creating a new documentary about his life.

Castellano | Italiano | EnglishQuiero felicitar el cineasta Asif Kapadia, ganador del Oscar al mejor documental. Él…

Posted by Diego Maradona on Monday, February 29, 2016

Over the weekend, Kapadia won the Best Documentary prize for Amy, which portrayed the life of the late Amy Winehouse. He also directed Senna, a documentary that depicts the life and death of Brazilian motor-racing champion Ayrton Senna. According to Variety, he will be joined by the same crew of producers for the Maradona film.

“I’ve long been a fan of Diego Maradona,” Kapadia said to Variety in January. “I was taken by his character, his genius, honesty, passion, humor, and vulnerability. I was fascinated by his journey – wherever he went there were moments of incredible brilliance and drama. He was a leader, taking his teams to the very top, but also many lows in his career. He was always the little guy fighting against the system, against the wealthy, the powerful and he was willing to do anything, to use all of his cunning and intelligence to win.”