A documentary film on the life and career of Superman actor Christopher Reeve is in production.
The collaboration between Words + Pictures, Passion Pictures and Misfits Entertainment will be directed by “McQueen” filmmakers Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui.
Granted permission by the Reeve Estate, this is the first time any filmmaker has been granted access to the family’s archives, including home movies and interview’s with Chris’ children.
“We are delighted to entrust these talented teams with telling our father’s story,” said a statement from Reeve’s three children Matthew Reeve, Will Reeve and Alexandra Reeve Givens. “As we approach the twentieth anniversary of his passing next year, we feel this is the perfect time and opportunity to remind the world of the inspiration and joy he brought to millions and show new generations what an extraordinary person he was.”
Reeve was “the ultimate movie superhero, and also a true hero in life,” said Bonhôte and Ettedgui. “We believe his example of resilience and humanity in the face of unimaginable adversity endures today as a universal story that will inspire and move audiences everywhere.”
The film is expected to be released some time in 2024, commemorating 20 years since Christopher Reeve’s death.