Filming To Commence After Beijing World Champs and Run Through 2016 Olympics
April 1, 2015 – LetsRun.com has learned that the producers of the famed HBO Documentary “The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst” have inked a deal with Alberto Salazar to do a documentary on his coaching career.
“Obviously we don’t know before we start filming how the documentary will end,” said executive producer Andrew Jarecki in a press release that was embargoed until April 1. “For the rest of my life, I’ll probably never get the equivalent of the Durst confession in any other documentary, but we don’t need that to make this compelling. If it ends with Galen Rupp winning the gold medal in 2016 in Rio, I think American fans will find that just as riveting. Now I’m not gonna lie. I certainly won’t complain if it ends with Salazar in the bathroom searching for a bottle of viagra confessing, ‘What…. did I do? Doped them all, of course.'”
Jarecki told LetsRun.com that filming is scheduled to begin after the Beijing World Championships this summer and will go through he 2016 Olympics.
Jarecki also explained what drew him to Salazar, “Durst and Salazar are total opposites in many ways. One is a suspected murderer and one an American hero but as a filmmaker what made it a no-brainer for me is the fact that both men, while concerned about their legacies, have been hesitant to cooperate with the press. Thus there is a lot of pent-up demand from the public to get behind the scenes and see what is going on. As a documentary filmmaker, it’s nice to actually produce something I know there will be an audience for. I’ve already spent half my life producing stuff just for elitist snobs.”
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