Ice Cube will star in the boxing film FLINT STRONG alongside Ryan Destiny. The film is based on the 2015 documentary T-REX. T-REX chronicled the rise of boxer Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, the first woman boxer ever to win an Olympic gold medal. Shields was also a sexual abuse survivor and a native of Flint, Michigan which you may recall has been in the news in recent years due to its contaminated water supply. Ice Cube will take on the role of Jason Crutchfield, Shields’ boxing coach.
Besides Ice Cube there’s some pretty heavy duty hitters behind this project. Oscar nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison (MUDBOUND) will make her directorial debut and the script comes courtesy of Oscar winning screenwriter Barry Jenkins . In addition, noted producer Mike De Luca will produce the film under Universal’s banner. The movie currently has no release date although production is suspected to get underway relatively soon.