Former footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen have secured a deal with a production company for their next TV project.
It comes after the successful debut of documentary series Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story which aired on Disney+ last month and followed her High Court libel battle with fellow footballer’s wife Rebekah Vardy.
Similarly, the feature length documentary titled Rooney, which is about the life of the former Manchester United and England captain, was also released to critical acclaim in 2022 on Prime Video.
It was announced the couple have since “secured a deal” with Lorton Entertainment to produce their next project, set for late 2024 or early 2025.
Julian Bird, founder and chief executive of the film and TV production company, said: “Lorton Entertainment is delighted to have agreed this deal with the Rooneys.
“Over the next three-to-four months, our focus will be on developing the many possibilities for the project.
“Although we have already been approached by a number of streaming companies, any scheduled release should not be expected until late 2024, or early 2025.”
It comes after Birmingham manager Rooney appeared on the new podcast of ex-rugby league star Rob Burrow, speaking about the difficulties he faced in finding a way to deal with the pressure of fame as a young man.
The 38-year-old told Burrow: “My release was alcohol when I was in my early 20s. I’d go home, and spend a couple of days at home and not leave the house. I’d drink almost until I’d pass out.”
Rooney first broke into Everton’s senior side at the age of 16, became an England international at 17, and joined Manchester United at 20, but said his high profile came with a cost.