David Beckham “nets” a £16 million Netflix deal for his life story
David Beckham is said to have netted a £16 million deal with Netflix for his life story.
The programme makers have been given access to hours of unseen footage shot over many years by Beckham and his family.
The tapes include his early years playing football as well as intimate family Christmases and birthday celebrations.
It will also look at his relationship with his former Spice Girl wife Victoria – Posh Spice.
Beckham’s children Brooklyn, 21, Romeo, 18, Cruz, 15, and Harper, nine, will also contribute to the series.
A source told The Sun:
“This is a real coup for Netflix – and will show a completely different side to David, one the public very rarely get to see.
“David’s family are all massive archivers; they’ve been proudly documenting his career since he was a boy and have kept all the old local newspaper cuttings, school records and team photos throughout the years.
“There’s even some classic camcorder footage from various birthdays, Christmases and special occasions, as well as some hilarious insights into David and Victoria’s early dates.”
The source added:
“A camera crew will also document David’s life now, following him around the globe as he fulfils various business ventures.”
Beckham became a global brand as a Manchester United player in the mid-90s.
He became England captain and revelled in the much deserved title of being one of games greatest players.
His career on the pitch – including a shaming red card in a crucial 1998 World Cup game – has been matched by highs and lows in his private life.