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F1 Mole | 12:11 UK time, Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Fifteen years after his death, the legend of Ayrton Senna continues to grow - he remains one of Formula 1's greatest heroes and books and films of his life are some of the most popular items in the sport's memorabilia.

So it should come as no surprise that a new film about the Brazilian icon is in the pipeline.

A number of Senna documentaries are already available and this new one has some stiff opposition to live up to in the shape of the official Senna tribute and a film made before his death called Racing is in my Blood.

But this promises to be different from anything that has gone before.

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While those films were classic TV-style documentaries, this one - looks set to get the full cinematic treatment.

It is by Working Title, the company behind Four Weddings and a Funeral and Notting Hill.

And among its producers is Kevin MacDonald, the man who made the brilliant mountaineering film Touching the Void, acclaimed Idi Amin bio-pic The Last King of Scotland, and the recently released State of Play, starring Russell Crowe.

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