Annapolis: According to Variety, Justin Lin has come on board to develop and direct boxing drama Annapolis for the Walt Disney Co.

The film was set up at the studio as an untitled pitch from scribe David Collard (Out of Time) two years ago under then-Disney exec Mark Vahradian.

Damien Saccani, who set up the project and is now a VP of production at Universal, will produce the pic with Vahradian, now prexy of Jerry Weintraub's production shingle at Warner Bros.

The project, set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Brian B.