Flint Strong: Rachel Morrison In Talks To Make Directorial Feature Debut With Drama Based On Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields


Deadline is exclusively reporting that Rachel Morrison is in negotiations with Universal to direct Flint Strong, a drama based on the 2015 documentary T-Rex, which focused on boxer Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields.

 

The documentary, T-Rex, tells the story of seventeen-year-old Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields, a Flint Michigan native whose dreams of becoming the first American woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in Boxing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

 

Universal acquired the film rights for the documentary back in 2016, with the aim being to make a sports film with a female empowerment message in the vein of Rocky, leading up to Shields making history in the middleweight class at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

 

Documentary directors Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper will serve as executive producers on the project, whilst Michael De Luca and Elishia Holmes will serve as producers on the project under the De Luca Productions alongside Barry Jenkins, who also wrote the script.

One response to “Flint Strong: Rachel Morrison In Talks To Make Directorial Feature Debut With Drama Based On Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields

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