Magazine article Screen International

Nigel Benn-Chris Eubank Movie Heads to Production

Magazine article Screen International

Nigel Benn-Chris Eubank Movie Heads to Production

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EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 (The Class of 92) and Lorton (Maradona) team on boxing biopic.

The Class Of 92 and I Am Bolt production outfit Fulwell 73 is in pre-production on feature biopic Benn v Eubank, about the rivalry between celebrated UK boxers Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank.

The drama will chart the former world champion fighter's journeys and maverick personalities and the intense rivalry that culminated in two anticipated fights in the early 1990s.

Benn v Eubank will be directed and co-written by Kieron Hawkes (Piggy), whose recent high-end TV credits include J K Rowling crime-drama Cormoran Strike for BBC, Ripper Street and Fortitude.

The film will be co-written by sports writer Daniel Harris and produced by Fulwell 73's Leo Pearlman. It will be financed in conjunction with Julian Bird at Lorton Entertainment, whose credits include Oasis documentary Supersonic and Asif Kapadia's upcoming documentary Maradona.

The production is aiming to shoot later this year. The two fighters are not personally involved in the film. …

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