Winston Duke as Kimbo Slice?
Fantastic news for fans of the ‘Black Panther‘ actor player below…
‘Backyard Legend’ will see Duke tell Kimbo’s story with help from the writer Andy Reiss and Bee Holder Productions!
The Bahamian-born backyard brawler rose from homelessness to mixed martial arts fame after his brutal backyard fights drew a huge YouTube audience. Kimbo Slice died suddenly in June 2016 at 42 from heart failure and a liver mass. Though he battled high blood pressure for years, Kimbo Slice insisted on boxing months before his death, winning a three-round heavyweight match against Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris at Bellator 149 in Houston.
Producer Steve Lee Jones beamed…
It’s a rich and layered tale about this man’s incredible journey from a poor neighborhood in Miami to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. We are ecstatic that Winston has decided to take on this both physically and emotionally challenging role. We simply could not find a better Kimbo.
I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero.
News of his decision to honour Kimbo’s life comes after he signed up to star in the movie ‘US’ alongside Lupita Nyong’o with the full support of its producer Jordan Peele…the brains behind ‘Get Out.’