It seems as though anyone who’s touched Wakanda land has been getting blessed with major roles and opportunities. Winston Duke, who played M’Baku in Black Panther, is no exception.
According to Deadline, producers of Backyard Legend reached out to Duke and asked him to portray Kimbo Slice in his new biopic. Steve Lee Jones is extremely excited to have him on board,
“It’s a rich and layered tale about this man’s incredible journey from a poor neighborhood in Miami to becoming a worldwide phenomenon. We are ecstatic that Winston has decided to take on this both physically and emotionally challenging role. We simply could not find a better Kimbo.”
Not only is Duke the leading man but he’s also on the executive producer’s roster, he wants to adapt the role the best way he can,
“I’m looking forward to exploring Kimbo’s story and interrogating the expectations society places on men like him who are their own special breed of hero.”