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Sam Jones’ Tony Hawk Documentary Acquired by HBO

Mark and Jay Duplass serve as executive producers in film about legendary pro skateboarder

HBO has landed the upcoming feature-length documentary on legendary pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.

The film “Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off” is directed by Sam Jones and executive produced by Mark and Jay Duplass under the two’s Duplass Brothers Productions.

It will be released on HBO and HBO Max in 2022.

Here’s a description for the film from HBO:

The film is a wide-ranging, definitive look at Hawk’s life and iconic career, and his relationship with the sport with which he’s been synonymous for decades. Hawk, born in San Diego, Calif., is a pioneer of modern vertical skating and one of the most influential skateboarders of all time. The documentary features unprecedented access, never-before-seen footage, and interviews with Hawk, and prominent figures in the sport including Stacy Peralta, Rodney Mullen, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, Neil Blender, Andy MacDonald, Duane Peters, Sean Mortimer, and Christian Hosoi.

“Sam has managed to make a film that somehow transcends the sport of skating and becomes a unique and very human portrait,” Mark Duplass said. “Can’t wait to share this thing with the world.” 

“I’ve been enamored and fascinated with Tony Hawk ever since 1983 when I saw him at the skatepark,” Jones said. “To get to know him as a human being has been the great journey of this film, and to share my love of skating in this way is the culmination of my creative endeavors.” 

The deal was negotiated by ICM Partners on behalf of the filmmakers. ICM Partners represents Sam Jones, Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass.