Movie News

Exclusive : Michael Clarke Duncan may take on The Challenger

Movie News
@http://www.twitter.com/ashkimo

Ashleigh's work has been read in the likes of Star News and Blockbuster Interaction. Also co-hosted a program on Monash Radio. Studied Journalism at University.

Filmmaker and actor Kent Moran (“Listen to Your Heart”) is believed to have near snagged the services of a ‘Kingpin’ for his new boxing flick, “The Challenger”.

Towering Michael Clarke Duncan (“Daredevil”, “Green Lantern”, “Talladega Nights”) is in talks for the film, the story of a boxer (Moran), hailing from the Bronx, who recognizes that the only way he’s going to escape the harsh life he’s been summoned – his mother, for one, is about to lose her home – is to begin fighting again.

“Challenger” would see Duncan return to the world of film fighting; he previously gave his knuckles a workout in “Street Fighter : The Legend of Chun-Li” and “The Scorpion King”.

Ernie Sabella, best known as ‘Pumbaa’ from “The Lion King” (and it’s sequels and spin-offs), is already set.

The project, based on an original script by Moran, will begin lensing in New York City in February.

Duncan is currently in pre-production on “Criminal Empire for Dummy’s”, the new Cliff Dorman crime caper starring Gary Oldman.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About Ashleigh Hill-Buxton

Ashleigh's work has been read in the likes of Star News and Blockbuster Interaction. Also co-hosted a program on Monash Radio. Studied Journalism at University.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Movie News

ExMachina_Payoff_hires2 - Copy

Trailer: Ex Machina

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 4, 2015
Steve-Martin

Steve Martin joins Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Ashleigh DaviesMarch 4, 2015
krampus

Scott, Collette set for Dougherty’s Krampus

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
bryanjosepg

New directing assignments for Bryan Singer, Joseph Kosinski

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
daviddenman

David Denman shoots for 13 Hours

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
ushersully

Usher for Independence Day 2, Sullivan for new Europacorp actioner

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
greenlantern

Warner lands a Green Lantern!

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
fred

Wonder Years‘ Fred Savage returning to TV

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015
SNOWDEN_1st_LookSMALL

First look : Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Snowden

Caffeinated ClintMarch 4, 2015

Login

Lost your password?