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"Kicking Up Dirt" Explores Women's Motocross

By Garth Franklin Wednesday December 4th 2013 09:48AM
"Kicking Up Dirt" Explores Women's Motocross

Andy Fickman ("The Game Plan," "She's The Man") has been set to direct the true-story sports biopic "Kicking Up Dirt" at AFFIRM Films.

Much like AFFIRM's "Soul Surfer," this explores the inspirational journey of a female athlete up against the odds. In this case, four-time Women’s Motocross Association champion Ashley Fiolek who was deaf since birth.

Fiolek became the youngest WMA champion at 18, winner of two consecutive X Games gold medals. Kristin Rusk Robinson and Ian Deichtman ("Life As We Know It") are scripting based on Fiolek’s autobiography.

Fickman and Betsy Sullenger are producing.

Source: Deadline

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