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Strawweight: What you need to know about the new UFC movie

LockerRoom Team
19 February 2024

Excitement mounts in the world of cinema as Lupita Nyong'o and Chloë Grace Moretz gear up to showcase their fighting skills in the upcoming martial arts drama film, "Strawweight." Announced by Variety in February 2024, the movie will see the two acclaimed actresses stepping into the Octagon, portraying fighters with contrasting backgrounds and motivations.

Directed by James M. Johnston, "Strawweight" will delve into the captivating journey of two women navigating the competitive realm of UFC. Moretz's character, a young and aspiring fighter, discovers her passion for mixed martial arts, while Nyong'o's character, a former UFC champion, strives to reclaim her title amidst personal challenges.

The film marks a significant milestone for Johnston, who makes his directorial debut with "Strawweight" after contributing as a producer and second unit director on notable projects like "The Green Knight," "The Old Man and the Gun," and "Ain't Them Bodies Saints."

Joining Nyong'o and Moretz in the cast are yet-to-be-announced actors, rounding out the ensemble for what promises to be an exhilarating cinematic experience. Production details, including the release date, remain undisclosed at this time.

Behind the scenes, a team of seasoned producers, including Lars Knudsen, David Lowery, Toby Halbrooks, and Patrick Newall, will bring the film to life. Additionally, UFC superstar Rose Namajunas will lend her expertise as a fight consultant and executive producer, adding authenticity to the portrayal of the intense world of mixed martial arts.

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As anticipation builds for "Strawweight," fans eagerly await further updates on this thrilling cinematic venture set to showcase the resilience, determination, and ferocity of its leading characters.

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