George Best s highly publicised health problems coincide with the announcement of the release of ‘Best , a film that charts the highs and lows of this football legend s career, so far. The film presents an account of an extraordinary career that was to end under a cloud of alcoholism, gambling and self abuse. John Lynch plays the role of Best. Ian Bannen stars as Sir Matt Busby. Top British talent Linus Roache, Ian Hart, Jerome Flynn and Cal Macaninch play Best's team mates Dennis Law, Nobby Stiles, Bobby Charlton and Paddy Crerand. A number of cameo roles include appearances by Sophie Dahl, Roger Daltrey, Stephen Fry, David Hayman, Patsy Kensit, Adrian Lester and Jim Sheridan. Best will open in the UK and Ireland May 12, 2000.