Sydney Sweeney To Star In Christy Martin Biopic

Hollywood actress Sydney Sweeney has agreed to star in a boxing biopic based on Christy Martin’s life.

The film is being described as the ‘female Rocky.’ Martin made history, becoming the first female boxer to appear on Sports Illustrated. The film will explore the boxer’s ‘queer identity and how the sport allowed her to use it “as a vehicle to express herself and her rage. 

Further topics will include her relationship with her husband, James V. Martin. Martin attempted to murder her, stabbing her several times in 2010, leaving her for dead. Sweeney is best known for her role in Euphoria. She had been training in MMA for Madame Web, showing she knows what it takes to train for an intense movie. While the film flopped at the box office, Sweeney hopes this one does better.

“Christy Martin not only legitimized female boxing, she overcame gender stereotypes, and fought through emotional, physical, and financial abuse. I’m passionate about the fighting world, Christy’s story shines a light on her incredible rise to the top while showing the struggles of fame behind the curtains. I feel compelled to tell a story about a woman who faced so much adversity and didn’t allow it to defeat her. It’s powerful, and emotional,” Sweeney said

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