A brand-new feature length cinema documentary, THE THREE KINGS, is being released in the UK and Ireland
From the Oscar and BAFTA-winning producers of Diego Maradona andSenna and the director of I Believe In Miracles, THE THREE KINGS is the definitive film portrait of three
men who were born in south of Glasgow within 30 miles of each other – and
went on to change the history of football: Busby. Shankly. Stein.
Cinemas across the country will be playing THE THREE KINGS from Sunday 1st November, with
participating cinemas listed on
. The film will then be available on all home entertainment formats from
Monday 16th November.
Matt Busby, Bill Shankly and Jock Stein all came from mining communities
around Glasgow where the call of the pits was only drowned out by a call of
the pitch, and only then if your talents warranted it.
THE THREE KINGS
offers a fascinating look at three remarkable men and managers. How their
upbringings shaped their lives and their football teams. How they became
the best of friends and how they became the fiercest of rivals. Each man
arriving in three great British industrial cities and changing the life of
the people forever. Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester.
They would turn three clubs in those cities into three of the most famous
sporting institutions on the planet. Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester
United today have a combined global fan base of billions, and this is the
story of how that happened.
This film is about more than three men. It is about Three Kings the men
that made modern football.
BAFTA-winning director Jonny Owen (
I Believe In Miracles
“My Father, who had worked underground, always told me that Bubsy,
Stein and Shankly were once miners. That generation of people are
leaving us now. It’s astonishing what they gave, the legacy they left
to British culture. From the NHS to football they left their incredible
mark. This film celebrates them and their remarkable achievements.”