Cumberbatch Goes Boxing In “Gypsy Boy”

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in “Gypsy Boy,” a bare-knuckle boxing movie set within the Romany community in the United Kingdom.

The production, based on Mikey Walsh’s autobiographical novel and its sequel, is currently looking for a teenage actor to play Mikey, a young gay man pressured by his fearsome gypsy brawler father Frank (Cumberbatch) to follow in the bare-knuckle boxing tradition of his family.

Mikey is forced to make an agonising decision – to stay and keep fighting and face the shame head on, or escape and never return.

“X+Y” director Morgan Matthews and writer James Graham will re-team on the project which aims to begin shooting Summer next year.

Source: Screen Daily