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damned.united.posterAfter tackling Tony Blair and David Frost, actor Michael Sheen turns to another driven historicaldamned.united.kicks figure: British football manager Brian Clough. Talented but abrasive, Clough alienates some of those around him, including his rival, Don Revie. When Clough has the chance to coach Leeds, Revie’s former team, he takes on the role of the manager of the country’s best soccer team for 44 controversy filled days. Also starring damned.united.teamTimothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, and Colm Meaney, this film marks the fourth time screenwriter Peter Morgan (THE QUEEN, FROST/NIXON) has crafted a character for Sheen. Watch the trailer.