‘Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins To Script Story Of First American Female Gold Medal Boxer Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has set Barry Jenkins to write the script for a coming of age drama based on the life of the first Olympic boxing champ Claressa “T-Rex” Shields. Jenkins wrote and directed Moonlight, another coming of age tale that was the sleeper of the Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals, and A24 opens it October 21. Michael De Luca and Elishia Holmes are producing the film for Michael De Luca Productions banner, and Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper will…

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