Soccer Glory and Despair in Teaser for Asif Kapadia's 'Diego Maradona' Doc

The film about the life and times of arguably the world's greatest ever footballer is set to bow in October on HBO.

A glimpse into the chaotic world of arguably the world's greatest soccer player ever is offered in the teaser for Asif Kapadia's upcoming documentary Diego Maradona, which is set to premiere in the U.S. on HBO in October.

The film — Kapadia's first doc after winning the Oscar for 2016's Amy — first bowed in Cannes to solid reviews and draws on more than 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona's personal archives, spotlighting the life of the iconic Argentinian sportsman who enthralled onlookers across the globe and incited widespread controversy.

Diego Maradona, which has already been released in the U.K., focuses primarily on Maradona's time at the Italian soccer club Napoli from 1984-1992. Although this period would see him at the height of his powers — elevating the team to its most successful era, alongside winning the World Cup for Argentina (with the help of an infamous hand ball against England) — Maradona would also become involved with the local Neapolitan mafia and develop a major drug addiction that would eventually end with him serving a 15-month ban and leaving in disgrace.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter ahead of the film's premiere in Cannes, Kapadia said he hoped the fact that Maradona's story wasn't so widely known in the U.S. would make it "much more powerful" to viewers. 

HBO will premiere Diego Maradona on Oct. 1. 

See the teaser above.