A soon to be released film called ‘Ronnie Coleman: The King’ will feature the 8-time Mr. Olympia winner Ronnie Coleman detailing his bodybuilding accomplishments and recent efforts to recover from spinal surgery.
Directed by Vlad Yudin, who also released bodybuilding documentaries Generation Iron I and II, the film explores the cost of becoming the greatest bodybuilder of all time.
“Ronnie Coleman is known as the greatest bodybuilder of all the time,” says Yudin. “A year ago, when the footage of him surfaced in the wheelchair after another spinal surgery, he made a statement that he only regrets one thing – not lifting more heavy weights. I was thinking a lot about that statement trying to understand it. With this film, we explore his past and present, trying to understand what it truly takes to be an iconic bodybuilder.”
Coleman, known for his relentless work ethic in the gym, shares the world record for most Olympia victories with Lee Haney. Now retired, Coleman has undergone multiple surgeries as part of a journey back to 100% recovery so that he can train again. The film also focuses on his past career accomplishments – giving never seen before insight into one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) athletes in the bodybuilding industry.