Directed by: Tom Hooper
Produced by: Andy Harries
Screenplay by: Peter Morgan
Story by: David Peace
Starring: Michael Sheen
Music by: Rob Lane
Edited By: Melanie Oliver
Cinematography: Ben Smithard
Production: BBC Films
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Sony Pictures Classics
Release dates: 27 March 2009(UK)
Running time: 97 minutes
Budget: $.45 million
Box office: $4 million(Worldwide)
The Damned United is a 2009 British sports drama film directed by Tom Hooper and adapted by Peter Morgan from David Peace's bestselling novel The Damned Utd, a largely fictional book based on the author's interpretation of Brian Clough's ill-fated tenure as football manager of Leeds United in 1974.
It was produced by BBC Films and Left Bank Pictures, with additional funding from Screen Yorkshire and Columbia Pictures. Sony Pictures Entertainment distributed the film. The film was originally proposed by Stephen Frears, but he pulled out of the project in November 2007. Hooper took his place and film was shot from May to July 2008.
The film marks the fifth collaboration between screenwriter Peter Morgan and actor Michael Sheen, who plays Clough. The film was released in the United Kingdom on 27 March 2009, and in North America on 25 September.
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Satellite Awards : nominated 2
Writers' Guild of Great Britain: nominated 1
London Critics Circle Film Awards : nominated 1
British Independent Film Awards : nominated 1