Movies | November 14, 2016 5:00 am

Documentary on Olympic Sprint Sensation Usain Bolt Out This Month

Usain Bolt
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Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt of Jamaica reacts after breaking the world record with a time of 19.30 to win the gold medal in the Men’s 200m final at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)


Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt made it look easy at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio. By capturing gold in the 4x100m relay, 200m, and 100m—his third consecutive golden hat trick at the Olympics to bring his lifetime gold medal count up to nine—Bolt ended his fleet-footed career with a bang.

Less than three months removed from his final race, Bolt has found a new starring role—this time, in a documentary about his own life, entitled I Am Bolt. Out in theaters worldwide on Nov. 28, documentarians Benjamin and Gabe Turner gained unfettered access to the star athlete’s private and professional worlds. Parts of the film were shot on location at the Beijing World Championships, the London and Rio Olympics, and in Germany and Jamaica. It will include never-before-seen footage from Bolt’s childhood; in-depth interviews with his closest confidants and cameos from fellow superstar athletes, such as Pelé, Neymar, and Serena Williams; and self-shot video from the man himself. In a press release in advance of the film, Bolt said:

“My aim with making this film is to show people how my life really is …what I’ve been through to get me where I am today, the ups and the downs, and an insight into what I am thinking and feeling. I know a lot of people around the world feel like they know me already, but I’m excited for everyone to see the real me in I Am Bolt.”

Running one hour and 28 minutes, the film will have its world premiere in London’s Leicester Square on the 28th (it will simultaneously be released as a digital download, on Blu-Ray, and DVD as well). Learn more about the documentary here. Watch the trailer below and finally catch up with the world’s fastest man.