Chris Benoit Movie in the Works With 'Good' Director


Chris Benoit Movie in the Works With 'Good' Director


Vicente Amorim is set to direct 'Crossface', the adaptation of Matthew Randazzo V's 'Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and The Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry'.

A Chris Benoit biopic is under development at SRG Films and has just found its director. Deadline, which broke the news first, reports that Brazilian filmmaker Vicente Amorim has been hired to direct "Crossface" for the studio. The pic itself is adapted from Matthew Randazzo V's "Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and The Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry".

"Wrestling is showbiz taken to the extreme and 'Crossface' is Limelight on steroids," said Amorim to the site. "Chris Benoit's story is the perfect vehicle for a fiercely honest film that is as much about him and the world of wrestling as it is about America and show business. I am very happy to be on board to help tell this story."

The biopic will chronicle intense pressures that the former WWE superstar faced throughout his wrestling career and depict how a lethal combination of drug-use, depression and head trauma became too much for him to handle. The Canadian buffed wrestler made headlines in 2007 when he murdered his wife and young son before committing suicide.

Scribe Sarah Coulter is set to provide Amorim with the screenplay. The production is expected to start next year.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Drake and J.Lo Are Fighting Over Idea of Starting a Family
  2. Is Tristan Thompson Furious After Lamar Odom Revealed He Wanted Khloe Kardashian Back?
  3. Jenna Dewan Having 'Big Fight' With Channing Tatum Over Her Nude Photo
  4. Chris Brown and Rihanna May Start Hooking Up Again After Spotted Hanging Out Together
  5. Tyga Is Worried 'Materialistic' Kylie Jenner Will Not Appreciate His Valentine's Gift
  6. Kim Kardashian 'Had a Secret Fling' With 'Celebrity Big Brother' Star Calum Best
  7. Kris Jenner Planning a Spring Wedding to Corey Gamble
  8. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill Apparently Only Fake Their Breakup
  9. Report: Caitlyn Jenner Is Secretly Living Next to Kris Jenner
  10. Selena Gomez Gets Advice From Jennifer Aniston on The Weeknd Romance: Ignore the Haters

CELEBS PHOTO