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Fox Sports Boxing Doc ‘They Fight’ To Become Narrative Feature For Argent & Mandalay

Exclusive: U.S. outfit Argent Pictures is turning its Fox Sports boxing documentary They Fight into a narrative feature film.

Andrew Renzi directed the original documentary and will write the screenplay for the new feature. Mandalay Pictures will also produce.

Produced by Argent, Renzi and Common, and based on a Washington Post article by Michael Minahan, the doc charted the road to the 2017 Junior Olympics for young teens fighting to defend titles and avenge losses – all while balancing their lives at home, at school, at work and within the community.

Like the documentary, the new movie will tell the story a group of adolescent boxers and their formerly incarcerated coach in Southeast Washington DC on the road to defend their national titles.

Hacksaw Ridge backer Argent’s Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens and Ben Renzo, and Mandalay Pictures‘ Jason Michael Berman (The Birth Of A Nation) will produce the new version.

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