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Fired Up Films & eOne Developing Boxing Drama With ‘Once Upon A Time’s Victoria Smurfit & Micki Pistorius Crime Thriller

Exclusive: British producer Fired Up Films and Entertainment One (eOne) are developing a pair of scripted projects – a boxing drama written by Once Upon A Time star Victoria Smurfit and a serial killer thriller based on a book by Oscar Pistorius’ aunt.

The indie, which was set up by former Kowalski Media chief Simon Howley and Million Dollar Car Hunters producer Jon-Barrie Waddell last year, and the Designated Survivor studio are developing The Box, written by Once Upon A Time and The Mentalist star Victoria Smurfit.

Working with funding agency, Northern Ireland Screen, the series is a comedy drama set on the North Coast of Ireland based around a female boxing gym. The series is about the unlikely friendships of a group of “odd ducks” in the rain soaked, coastal town of Portstewart.

“We’ve been working with Victoria in La on a factual series and she shared the idea for The Box,

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