Virginia Madsen will produce the female ski jumper documentary “Fighting Gravity” for Empire 8 Prods. and Screen Siren says Variety.
The film follows 15 athletes challenging the International Olympic Committee’s decision to bar them from the upcoming Games in Vancouver. The IOC has rejected a decade-long effort to include women jumpers in the Games, making ski jumping the only Olympic sport exclusively for men.
The case is currently making its way through the Canadian court system. Madsen and Karly Meola are producing while Alex Mar will direct.