A HOLLYWOOD movie which is inspired by the real life story of a Glaswegian BMX star will be shown on Sky next month.

The network has bought the rights for Ride, which stars rapper-turned-actor Ludacris, and features the rags to riches tale of BMX rider John Buultjens.

John, who now lives in America, revealed on social media that the film will air on April 1 - several years after it was made.

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He said: “To all my family and friends in the UK. Great news, Sky has just bought our film for the UK and will be available from April 1.

“Only one month away. Thank you for all your patience and love.”

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We previously reported that John overcame a tough upbringing in the city’s Drumchapel to become the BMX superstar he is today.

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The film is based on John’s own story and explores the abuse he suffered as child before he was adopted in the 1970s by bi-racial couple Eldridge and Marianna Buultjens, who he now considers his parents.

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Before his adoption, he was trapped in deprivation, and often on the receiving end of his birth father's beatings. He was also sexually abused at just five years old.

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Ride will star John as his biological father but is set in the Californian town Petaluma, rather than Glasgow.

Ludacris plays his adoptive father Eldridge in the film which was given an American twist to reach a bigger audience.

John, who also penned the book Ride on his life with Glaswegian author Chris Sweeney, previously said: “I open up in my book about being sexually abused when I was five years old. It is so mad that abused kids are so ashamed to talk about it. They have to realise it is not their fault. They are not a victim and they are amazing inspiration.”