“Black Panther” breakout actor Winston Duke is set to play MMA legend Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson in “Backyard Legend” for Bee Holder Productions and Webros Entertainment.
Andy Weiss (“White Boy Rick”) is penning the script about the Bahamian-born backyard brawler who rose from homelessness to mixed martial arts fame after his brutal backyard fights drew a huge YouTube audience. Slice died suddenly in June 2016 at 42 from heart failure and a liver mass.
Steve Lee Jones and Michael J. Weiss will produce. Duke is also attached to star in Jordan Peele’s upcoming movie “Us”.