Flint Strong: Ice Cube To Star Opposite Ryan Destiny For Claressa Shields Biopic


The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ice Cube will star alongside Ryan Destiny in Flint Strong, Universal’s feature adaptation based on the 2015 documentary T-Rex, which focused on boxer Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields.

 

The sports drama will tell the true story of seventeen-year-old Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields, a native of Flint, Michigan, who dreamed of becoming the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing, which were realised at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

 

Ice Cube (whose credits include 22 Jump Street and Fist Fight) will be playing the role of her coach, Jason Crutchfield.

 

Rachel Morrison will be making her directorial feature debut on the project, with documentary directors Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper serving 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: Ice Cube To Star Opposite Ryan Destiny For Claressa Shields Biopic

  1. Pingback: Flint Strong: Judy Greer Joins Cast For Claressa Shields Biopic | Irish Cinephile·

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