LONDON, England, Wednesday November 30, 2016 – Usain Bolt was on centre stage in London once again.
The Jamaican track superstar returned to the city he won three Olympic gold medals in 2012, but this time it was for the launch of his biopic I Am Bolt.
Bolt’s larger-than-life figure brought out some of the biggest names in British sports, television and music as the isle’s A-listers shone bright under the lights during a nearly two-hour, pre-movie set, which took place in freezing conditions at the West End’s Odeon Leicester Square cinema.
— iambolt (@iamboltfilm) November 29, 2016
Hundreds of fans took up every available inch of space, while the world’s media placed sharp focus on the Jamaican superstar and his almost-as-super friends, which included movie-making heavyweight Leo Pearlman, footballing stars Raheem Sterling, Cesc Fabregas, Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Robert Pires, One Direction’s Liam Payne, tennis great Boris Becker, pop stars Geri Horner from the Spice Girls and Olly Murs, along with track standouts, Merlene Ottey, the former Jamaican sprinting great, Mo Farah, Jonathan Edwards, Linford Christie, boxer Tyson Fury and dancehall star Sean Paul.
The documentary I am Bolt, which was co-directed by brothers Gabe and Benjamin Turner, takes viewers behind the scenes of Bolt’s journey to nine Olympic gold medals and is now available on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD.