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Ray Winstone, Marton Csokas & Jodhi May Among Cast For Boxing Biopic ‘The Life Of Jem Belcher’

Ray Winstone, Marton Csokas & Jodhi May Among Cast For Boxing Biopic ‘The Life Of Jem Belcher’

Exclusive: Camelot Films has added a raft of cast to its upcoming feature Prizefighter: The Life of Jem Belcher with principal photography set to commence on May 9 on location in Wales.

Matt Hookings (The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica) will star in the titular role, alongside boxing enthusiast Ray Winstone (Black Widow) as Bill Warr, a keen pugilist who becomes both trainer and surrogate father to the film’s lead character, Jem Belcher. Also aboard are Marton Csokas (The Luminaries), Jodhi May (The Witcher), Steven Berkoff (Vikings), Julian Glover (Game of Thrones) and William Moseley (Artemis Fowl). Additional actors are in talks.

The film will tell the little known true story of boxer James Belcher, whose journey to become the youngest ever boxing world champion at the age of nineteen in 1800 helped transform primitive pugilism into the sport of boxing as we know it today. Growing up

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