Black Panther Cinematographer, Rachel Morisson to direct Barry Jenkins’ Boxing Biopic

Black Panther Cinematographer, Rachel Morrison has been chosen to direct “Flint Strong”, a biopic of Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields, written by Barry Jenkins.

According to ShadowandAct, Rachel Morrison will be directing a biopic, penned by Barry Jenkins. Rachel Morrison is best known for her work with Ryan Coogler on “Black Panther” and “Fruitvale Station”  as well as “Mudbound” with Dee Rees. She is also the first woman to receive an Oscar nomination for best cinematographer. The film, “Flint Strong”, will follow world champion boxer Claressa ‘T-Rex’ Shields during her childhood and journey to become a boxer. Shields won a gold medal in boxing for the United States at the Olympic games, in 2012. She was only 21 at the time. Shields also won another gold medal for America in 2016. The movie has been greenlit for some time, however, Jenkins was too busy with other projects to finish the script until now.

There is no news yet on who will be playing ‘T-Rex’ in this biopic. However, with a director finally attached to the movie, production on it will probably start soon.

Are you excited for this movie? Are you a fan of Clarissa ‘T-Rex’ Shields? Let us know with a comment or a tweet. For more nerdy news on people of color, just go here.

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