WATCH: The trailer for a new Jack Charlton film will have you in tears 1 week ago

WATCH: The trailer for a new Jack Charlton film will have you in tears

Well this looks absolutely fantastic

Losing Jack Charlton earlier this year was a gut punch for football fans both sides of the Irish sea.

The outpouring of tributes to the great man was understandable given the esteem he is held in for his part in England's World Cup win and the transformation he helped to bring about in Irish football.

The trailer for a new movie portraying the life and times of big Jack, Finding Jack Charlton, features several previously unseen moments from those glory days.

It also features previously undocumented moments of Jack and his family at home as he learns to live with dementia.


Clip via Finding Jack Charlton Film

The film-makers describe Finding Jack Charlton as the definitive portrait of an extraordinary man; an English World Cup-winning legend, who became an Irish hero.

Directed by Gabriel Clarke (Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager; Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans) and Pete Thomas (Take His Legs) and shot on location in Ireland and England, the film also details Jack’s previously undocumented life with dementia.

The documentary features key characters from throughout Jack’s career, including major figures in football, music, film, politics, and, for the first time, Jack’s family.

These personal perspectives, along with previously unseen archive footage, are an intimate window into Jack’s charismatic personality, his managerial philosophy and offer a new level of understanding into the man. 

Finding Jack Charlton will be released in cinemas and on DVD, Blu-ray and digital next month and can be pre-ordered here