Amy Schumer Tied To Christy Martin Bio-Pic

The life story of former boxing world champion Christy Martin may be coming to the screen.

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, comedian Amy Schumer, will portray Martin in a drama based on the boxer’s life, written by Katherine Fugate.

Fugate, who wrote the Garry Marshall films Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve, will also direct the film, based on Martin’s journey from growing up in West Virginia to being the first woman signed by Don King.

The movie will also focus on Martin’s marriage to an abusive boxing trainer, Jim Martin, who shot and stabbed Martin after she told him she was leaving him for a woman. She would later testify against him in court, sending him to prison for 25 years.

 

 

Original Story: The Hollywood Reporter

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