The Team Behind 'Senna' And 'Amy' Are Reportedly Planning A Tony Blair Documentary

Tony: The Movie

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Having already focused his gaze on the tragic lives of Ayrton Senna and Amy Winehouse, as well as the nineties heat and hedonism of Oasis, Oscar-winning producer James Gay-Rees is reportedly in talks with Tony Blair about a documentary (we were hoping for a musical) about his life.

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, a source close to the polarising former Labour politician said: "Blair's people met with James Gay-Rees. It got to the stage of Blair's people saying what about making a documentary around Tony. "They were really keen on the idea. It just ticks all the boxes.

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"If you look at everything that James has done, he has focused on really interesting people."

It makes sense that a man who went from a fresh-faced political heavyweight to one of the most detested figures in the country, following the Iraq war and Chilcot report, would make a compelling subject for an in-depth documentary, particularly if director Asif Kapadia is involved.

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On the subject of the rumours, a spokesman for Blair said: "We receive many requests from documentary makers on a variety of subjects, but have neither sought nor agreed to do anything of the nature you describe."

While Gay-Rees' line was: "We have not been asked to do anything by Tony Blair's office nor refused anything."

Gay-Rees and his production team are currently working on a documentary about the rise and fall of Diego Maradona, so at least there's something intriguing in the pipeline even if Tony and his people decide against the idea.