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Bruce Willis to play boxing trainer Cus D’Amato in 'Cornerman'

Imr to launch Cannes sales; CAA handles Us rights.

Bruce Willis will play boxing trainer Cus D’Amato, who famously nurtured Mike Tyson, in Cornerman. Imr International is launching pre-sales in the Cannes this week.

Rupert Friend (Homeland) will make his feature directorial debut from his screenplay, which is set in the Catskills region of New York during the early 1980s as recently retired D’Amato returns to the game when he is brought a 13-year-old called Mike Tyson with extraordinary promise. A global search is underway to find the youngster to play Tyson.

Friend and Aimée Mullins are producing for Circus Florist Films,

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