ZodGory (zodgory) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Winston Duke to Play MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice in Upcoming Film

He will also serve as executive producer of the film, Backyard Legend, along with Kimbo Slice's real life friend and manager Michael Imber (who will also be depicted in the film but hasn't been cast yet).

Written by Andy Weiss the film is sure to follow Kimbo's rise from homelessness to mixed martial arts fame to his sudden death in June 2016 at 42 from heart failure and a liver mass.

Duke says, “I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero.”

Tags: actor / actress, black celebrities, casting / auditions, film - in development, sports / athletes
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