Mudbound and Straight Outta Compton star Jason Mitchell is set to play former wrestling champ Anthony Robles in biopic Unstoppable.
According to Deadline:
Robles was born with one leg and overcame a series of challenges to become an NCAA champ in 2010-11. The feature will mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning editor Billy Goldenberg, known for his work on Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and more recently Detroit, which also starred Mitchell. The Town and Captive State producer David Crockett and former Morgan Creek exec Andy Fraser (The Good Shepherd) are producing the film with Robles’ longtime manager Gary Lewis. The team is gearing up to shoot in first quarter of 2019.
Mitchell is currently shooting season two of Lena Waithe’s hit Showtime series The Chi and has feature The Mustang with Matthias Schoenaerts, Connie Britton and Bruce Dern coming up.