Magazine article Screen International

Wildcard Acquires Boxing Doc 'Katie Taylor: The Comeback' for UK, Ireland (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Wildcard Acquires Boxing Doc 'Katie Taylor: The Comeback' for UK, Ireland (Exclusive)

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Documentary is an intimate account of how the boxer attempts to rebuild her career following a year of turmoil.

‘Katie Taylor: The Comeback’

Dublin-based Wildcard Distribution has acquired the UK and Irish rights to a new documentary about world champion boxer Katie Taylor.

Katie Taylor: The Comeback is an intimate account of how the boxer attempts to rebuild her career following a year of turmoil. The film is set to be released in UK and Irish cinemas by Wildcard this summer.

This weekend, Taylor added the International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Title to her World Boxing Association (WBA) crown as she continues her quest to win multiple professional world titles and put women’s professional boxing on the map.

The film is directed by Ross Whitaker and produced by Whitaker and Aideen O’Sullivan for True Films. It is executive produced by Andrew Freedman for Venom, who are also co-producing the project. As well as Wildcard, it is supported by the Irish Film Board, national broadcasters RTE and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

One of Ireland’s most respected documentary makers, Whitaker has previously brought boxing documentaries to Irish audiences. They include Saviours, set around a boxing club in Dublin’s north inner city, and When Ali Came To Ireland, which tells the story of Muhammad Ali’s fight in Ireland at the height of his career. …

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