Winston Duke of Black Panther Set To Play In Kimbo Slice Biopic

Contributed by BreAnna Bell

Black Panther‘s Mbaku, Winston Duke is set to take on the role of MMA Fighter ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson in new biopic ‘Backyard Legend.’

The feature film is reportedly being produced by Steve Lee Jones’ Bee Holder Productions and Michael J. Weiss’ Webros Entertainment. According to Deadline, Duke and Michael Imber, Kimbo’s longtime friend, manager and employer, who will be prominently depicted in the picture (the role has yet to be cast), will also serve as executive producers.

Andy Weiss is writing the screenplay 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. Kimbo Slice died suddenly in June 2016 at 42 from heart failure and a liver mass.

As of now, the movie has no release date.

Check out some of the late fighter’s best moments below:

 

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