Jerry Rice is no stranger to Hollywood. The San Francisco 49ers legendary wide receiver famously placed second on the reality show "Dancing with the Stars" back in 2006. Now Rice is back on the big screen as a featured athlete in an upcoming documentary titled "In Search of Greatness."
The project is directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky, who was responsible for 2014's critically-acclaimed documentary "Red Army," which told the story of the Soviet Union's famed hockey team. In this latest film, Polsky leads viewers on an entertaining, thrilling and inspiring journey to reveal the true nature and nurture of the greatest athletes of all time. Rice, who is well-known by his nickname of "The Goat," was an easy choice to be a featured spotlight. Wayne Gretzky, Pele and other athletic icons are also featured.
Through in-depth conversations and captivating footage, the film explores everything from upbringing, coaching, and genetics to creativity, psychology, and philosophy. The documentary's official trailer was released on Friday. You can find it here.
"Gabe Polsky follows his acclaimed feature documentary directorial debut 'Red Army' with a dynamic exploration of what separates our greatest athletes from all the rest," wrote the Hollywood Reporter in a review back on April 4.
The release date for "In Search of Greatness" is still TBD, but the film is expected to arrive this fall.