Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio could be teaming up with Bollywood actor-producer Abhay Deol to supply a sports activities biopic titled `Pep`, based mostly on the legendary mid-Twentieth century featherweight boxer Willie Pep.
In response to Selection, DiCaprio could be producing the biopic underneath his Appian Approach Productions, teaming up with Deol`s Canada based mostly Blisspoint Leisure and Singapore`s Golden Ratio Movies. The movie is poised to start manufacturing in Hartford, Connecticut, Pep`s home-state, with Robert Kolodny directing from a screenplay by Steve Loff.
Within the film, `Band of Brothers` actor James Madio would star within the titular position, alongside co-stars Keir Gilchrist who will play the position of Pep`s son, Billy Jr., and Ron Livingston as Pep`s enterprise supervisor, Bob Kaplan. No feminine leads have but been confirmed. Robert Greene will function the movie`s editor, with Steve James as the chief producer.
Blisspoint Leisure, which has developed the challenge, is a movie and content material creation firm based two years in the past by Deol and producer Ratan Ginwalla. In collaboration with Golden Ratio, they’ve beforehand produced the horror movie `Son`.
Golden Ratio is wholly owned by content material, media and leisure funding holding firm Vistas Media Capital. DiCaprio`s Appian Approach holds movie credit together with `The Revenant`, `The Wolf of Wall Avenue` and TV`s `Dwell by Night time`.
As per Selection, Abhayanand Singh, CEO and co-founder of Vistas Media Capital, spoke concerning the upcoming challenge and stated, “We’re happy to accomplice with Appian Option to inform the story of the late Willie Pep – an iconic fighter who has impressed many together with his emotional comeback to the ring.”
“We’re dedicated to increasing our content material manufacturing and distribution capabilities throughout areas, and are at all times looking out for thought-provoking tales that seize the resilience of the human spirit,” he added.
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