Winston Duke, who grew to become a heartthrob after his position as M’Baku in Black Panther will likely be portraying Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson in Yard Legend, a biopic concerning the late MMA legend, confirms Deadline.
Kimbo Slice was a homeless streetfighter who rose to combined martial arts fame after movies of his yard brawlers gathered massive numbers on YouTube. He died in June 2016 on the age of 42 from a liver mass and coronary heart failure. Though there have been issues about him combating month earlier than his loss of life due to his well being, the fighter continued his profession.
He received a three-round heavyweight match in opposition to Dhafir “Dada 5000”. Earlier than his sudden loss of life, he was scheduled to tackle James Thompson in a primary occasion.
The screenplay will likely be written by Andy Weiss, who’s accountable for penning White Boy Rick. Michael Imber, a longtime pal of Ferguson’s, will function an govt producer on the movie alongside Duke. Imber, who was additionally the fighter’s supervisor, will likely be depicted onscreen although his position has but to be solid.
“I’m wanting ahead to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society locations on males like him who’re their very own particular breed of hero,” Duke mentioned about taking part in Kimbo in a film.
There isn’t a phrase on when the film is scheduled to be launched.