Movie star, Idris Elba stars as boxing legend,Frank Bruno’s movie biopic
By Patricia Uyeh
Boxing legend, Frank Bruno is aiming to adapt his life story into a movie. The former world heavy weight champion, has decided to feature movie star, Idris Elba to play the lead role for the big screen in a bid to be a real life Rocky Balboa. The anticipated film is expected to tell the life story of Frank Bruno from when he was a young child with big dreams of being the best in the world, to super stardom in a 14 year career that included 38 knockouts in 45 fights.
On his Instagram page, Frank, 54 had posted a front cover of the script for ”The Frank Bruno story: Draft one”.
His agent Dave Davies had said:’
”It’s a real great British feel good story and Frank is one of our great icons.It would be great to get someone like Idris elba on board, but they need the right physique and more importantly, be able to recreate his laugh”
If the former world heavyweight champion can get an Oscar nominee with Idris Elba involved, the film stands a better chance of being successful with the Londoner’s huge fan base. Meanwhile, Idris Elba, has been seen topless recently as he prepares for the real life fight as a kick boxer. Besides, he has the right physique for the role.
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