Work on Jágr documentary 68 to begin later this year

A new feature-length documentary film about the great Czech ice hockey player Jaromír Jágr is set to begin shooting later this year, reported on Thursday. Producer Jiří Jurtin told the news site that the star had given permission for the making of 68, which refers to the number he wears on his jerseys. Mr. Jurtin said a top director would helm the documentary, while Czech and international interviewees have been lined up for the project, which will also draw on archive material. The film is due to premiere in autumn next year, when the NHL is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Author: Ian Willoughby