Perfect: Olivia Wilde will direct a biographical film about Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug
Coming out of the critically acclaimed success of Smart reserveOlivia Wilde has officially established her next directing project in the form of a new dramatic biographical film entitled Perfect which revolves around the triumphant victory of the iconic gymnast Kerri Strug at the 1996 Olympic Games. The film will be written by Ronnie Sandahl, who is no stranger to the genre of sports drama, since her most recent writing credits were the film 2017 biographical Borg vs. McEnroe that starred Shia LaBeouf.
"This is a movie about what real power looks like" Wilde said in a statement (via Deadline). "It's a helpless story of an unbearable beauty that will push the audience to the heart of Kerri Strug with raw honesty and without blinking. It's an epic sports movie that will fulfill all the desires that make those movies so exciting to watch. At the same time , is unlike any sports movie you've seen before. "
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Based on the book by Strug and John P. Lopez Landing on my feet, a dream diary, The film will tell the true story of Kerri Strug's inspiring Olympic journey. In 1996, he was part of the US women's gymnastics team. UU., Which was referred to as the Magnificent Seven. During the final rotation against the Russian team, Strug bravely completed the final vault despite having a badly injured ankle due to a bad fall from his first attempt. Due to his perseverance and determination, Strug had won the first gold medal of the USA team. UU. And she was hailed as a National Sports hero.
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Perfect It will be executive produced by Wilde, Deepak Nayer, Marisa Clifford and Sandahl with Nikstone Bower of Riverstone Pictures and Thomas Benski of Pulse Films as producer. Jeremy Baxter and Moss Barclay will also produce the film, while FilmNation will handle international sales.
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Interestingly, Wilde recently starred in Clint Eastwood's biographical drama Richard Jewell who told the story of a security guard who saved thousands of lives from a bomb blast at the 1996 Olympics. Wilde is also ready to direct and star in the New Line Cinema vintage thriller. Do not worry honey.
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