Winston Duke is ready to rumble, signs on for Kimbo Slice biopic Backyard Legend

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Winston Duke made millions of new fans as beefy vegetarian M’Baku in Black Panther—which, believe it or not, was his first feature film role. Now he’s set his first starring film role, as Deadline reports: He’ll be playing late MMA fighter Kimbo Slice …

MMA Fighter Kimbo Slice Biopic In The Works

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EXCLUSIVE: Producers Steve Lee Jones and Andy and Michael Weiss are producing, Kimbo, the story about legendary backyard brawler Kimbo Slice who rose to mixed martial arts fame after his brutal backyard fights drew a huge YouTube audience.
Born Kevin Ferguson, the Bahamian-born American pugilist emerged from homelessness to an impressive 11-0 boxing record. Kimbo Slice died suddenly last year at the age of 42 from heart failure and a liver mass. Though he battled high…