The story centers on a boxer who wins the welterweight title and then suffers a tragedy, forcing him to put his life back together to earn his young daughter's respect. The project first came together at DreamWorks, before moving to Sony, MGM and, eventually The Weinstein Company.
Antoine Fuqua is directing from a screenplay by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter, with Alan Riche and Peter Riche set to produce. While the film is set in the boxing world, director Antoine Fuqua recently said the film is about a man learning to become a father. Production is slated to begin sometime next year.