The Faith Of Long Beach: Common To Produce And Star In Indie Boxing Drama, Eric Amadio To Write And Direct

Deadline is reporting that Common has signed up to produce and star in indie boxing drama The Faith of Long Beach, which will be written and directed by Eric Amadio.

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The film focuses on a soft-spoken street fighter who was raised in a group home in Long Beach, California, and is torn between his street-life past and a promising future when he attempts to follow his estranged father’s footsteps into the world of professional boxing.

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Common (whose recent credits include Ava and Never Have I Ever) will be playing the role of a washed-up trainer who takes the challenge of transforming the youngster into a legitimate boxer.

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Producer Adonis Tountas, who put the project together, released a statement saying:

I’ve had this story idea for a few years and always envisioned Common playing an important role so I am extremely humbled and thrilled to be working with him on this. After watching Snowfall and being a fan of Eric’s work, he’s exactly who I wanted to bring this powerful story to life.

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Common also released a statement saying:

Marie and I are excited to be partnering with an inspiring artist like Adonis. We believe this project has a fresh point of view and with Eric on board to write and direct, it will be a raw and transformative story.

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Adonis Tountas of Everlast Pictures will produce alongside Common and Marie Cisco under their Stardust Films banner, and Garrett Weaver.