The documentary about Scottish pro-cyclist David Millar is being directed by Finlay Pretsell.

Scottish producer Iain Smith has boarded cycling documentary David Millar Project as executive producer.

The documentary, directed by former Scottish pro cyclist Finlay Pretsell, will follow David Millar - who was recently kicked off Garmin-Sharp’s Tour de France team - through the 2014 season, taking in several European pro races along the way including Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games. Millar is due to retire at the end of the season.

Smith, whose producing credits Mad Max:Fury Road and The Fifth Element, said: “This story just became even more interesting. I love cycling and the ambition of this film simply cannot be ignored. I’m used to making big-scale fiction but I have always followed David Millar’s career. I’m very excited about Finlay’s vision for the film, and delighted to contribute to the film’s potential, and to support Scottish talent. Cycling is a complex and fascinating sport which is hard to capture. And reality has just proven it’s more unexpected than fiction.”

The film is produced by Cycling Films and Scottish Documentary Institute, and the filmmakers have been shooting extensively through Millar’s 2014 season.