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Damned United Trailer Online
Michael Sheen is Brian Clough

27 January 2009  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Good films about football are rare - especially if the sight of Pele slaloming through a square-looking Wehrmacht back four doesn't do it for you. That could be about to change though, judging by The Damned United trailer which has just hit the internet.

The Damned United sees Michael Sheen add another British icon to his CV, in the motormouthed form of managerial legend Brian Clough. The film recounts the end of Clough's successful stint as Derby manager and bitter 44 days in charge of Leeds United in 1974. And, at the end of the day, it looks terrific.

The Damned United also stars Jim Broadbent as Clough's belligerent Derby chairman Sam Longson, Timothy Spall as long-time assistant Peter Taylor and Colm Meaney as his Leeds' predecessor Don Revie. It hits our screens on March 27.


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Pele slaloming through a square-looking Wehrmacht back four always, always does it for me. Victoire! Victoire! More

Posted by stravers at 08:30 on 29 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE: RE:
L: CORLEONE L: Brother L Looks shite. Very disappointed as the book is superb. The tone of the books is ominous and dark, whereas this looks like Carry On Leeds Utd and as if the budget was around £500. Michael Sheen unfortunately looks like a pale imitation of Cloughie. Too smiley and soft looking. orrissey would have been a far more appropriate call........................ ] Was Clough tall, thin & gangly? sp; No and David Morrisey isn't thin and gangly either. Thoug More

Posted by Jayseph at 13:49 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post

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Who exactly is the target audience for this? I can imagine someone making a Sunday night ITV drama about him, but seriously, who's going to pay to go to the cinema to see a film about Brian Clough? & will anyone outside the UK have even heard of him? I'm sure Sheen will be great as he usually is, but I just don't see the point in this. More

Posted by BudBaxter at 11:17 on 28 January 2009 | Report This Post

I didn't think it would look as glossy as this, if you see what I mean - I was expecting the trailer to look less fun. Also it seems to follow Cloughy further in his career than the (brilliant) book did - this looks like an absolute winner More

Posted by Bezerker at 19:31 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

I hate football, and yet
this looks absolutely brilliant. I just hope Morgan gets it right, Frost/nixon didn't feel right, maybe it was trying to be too big. Still, Morgan/Sheen is always a nice combo. More

Posted by Ethanial at 17:55 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

RE:
L: Brother L Looks shite. Very disappointed as the book is superb. The tone of the books is ominous and dark, whereas this looks like Carry On Leeds Utd and as if the budget was around £500. Michael Sheen unfortunately looks like a pale imitation of Cloughie. Too smiley and soft looking. orrissey would have been a far more appropriate call........................ ]   Was Clough tall, thin & gangly? More

Posted by CORLEONE at 16:55 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

I thought Brian Clough was more built up than Michael Sheen. Sheen looks uncomfortable playin such an iconic figure in the world of football. Doesn't look bad but it's sheen that makes it look like a two star film More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 15:44 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Looks shite. Very disappointed as the book is superb. The tone of the books is ominous and dark, whereas this looks like Carry On Leeds Utd and as if the budget was around £500. Michael Sheen unfortunately looks like a pale imitation of Cloughie. Too smiley and soft looking. David Morrissey would have been a far more appropriate call........................ More

Posted by Brother L at 14:32 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Best Trailer Of The Year. So Far.
That was a great trailer. A really great trailer. The story looks like it could have international appeal (ie, Americans could like it), and, most importantly, it looks as if the people behind it actually know football. Can. Not. Wait. More

Posted by chizmund at 13:50 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

Michael Sheen should play The Riddler
in the next Batman film from Chris Nolan. This looks splendid and the use of Glasvegas in there as well was a goodmove. And I hate leeds Utd. More

Posted by Leightwinst at 13:11 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

This looks quite promising,surely it cannot fail? More

Posted by otacons folly at 12:44 on 27 January 2009 | Report This Post

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