The film company Let it Play Production will shed light on one of the darkest pages in the history of the world famous wrestling federation WWE . According to The Wrap , the Hollywood studio has begun work on a biographical drama about the life of the Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit , which will be named Crossface in honor of one of his company receptions.|
Over the course of his 22-year sports career, Chris has won numerous titles, making him one of the greatest wrestlers of the 20th century. However, the name Benoit will remain in history not because of his success in the ring. In June 2007, Chris killed his wife Nancy and their seven-year-old son Daniel , after which he committed suicide.
It is believed that Benoit suffered from depression, the symptoms of which could be aggravated by the systematic use of steroids. After his death, the wrestler was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy ( CTE ), indicating serious disorders in the brain. In recent years, similar brain lesions occur more and more often in athletes involved in contact sports. CTE exploration was recently featured in the feature film The Defender, starring Will Smith.
Crossface will be based on Matthew Randazzo's book The Circle of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Professional Wrestling Industry , which will be adapted by Jake Goldberger (The Life of the King) and Sarah Coulter. The director's chair of the film is entrusted to Lexie Alexander . The former world karate champion made a big splash among filmmakers in 2002 when her short film Johnny Flyton won an Oscar nomination. Lexi also earned a lot of flattering reviews for her work on the films "Hooligans" and "Punisher: War Territory", after which she decided to use her talent on TV. In the last TV season, Alexander managed to cooperate with the creators of such series as "Arrow" ( Arrow ),
“I like working on television, because modern serials have begun to surpass films in the quality of scripts, - noted Alexander . -However, for the sake of the biopic Benoit I decided to return to the world of big cinema. I just couldn't refuse the offer to tell such a heartbreaking story about the dark side of wrestling”.
The production team of Crossface will include Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee, who provided support for Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore.
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