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15th Apr 2024

Pierce Brosnan to play Irish sports legend in new biopic movie

Stephen Porzio

Sylvester Stallone will be an executive producer on the film.

Pierce Brosnan will reportedly co-star in a new sports drama movie titled Giant, in which he will play legendary Irish boxing trainer Brendan Ingle.

According to multiple reports, the biographical film will centre around the British former world featherweight champion ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed – with actor Amir El-Masry (A Haunting in Venice, Industry) to star as the athlete.

Hamed was one of four world champions that the Dublin-born Ingle trained at his Wincobank gym in Sheffield, England – the others being Johnny Nelson, Junior Witter and Kell Brook.

Described as Britain’s best boxing trainer, Ingle passed away in 2018 at the age of 77.

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Brendan Ingle with ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed

The reported plot synopsis for the sports biopic reads:

“Giant is the true story of Hamed’s humble beginnings on the tough working-class streets of Sheffield and his discovery by Ingle, himself a steel industry worker turned boxing trainer.

“Their unlikely partnership along with Naz’ unorthodox style, cocky persona, and sheer dominance in the ring, propelled them to the top of boxing’s elite and unprecedented levels of global superstardom, all in the face of the rampant Islamophobia and racism of 80’s and 90’s Britain.”

Various news outlets state the movie will begin filming later in this month.

It is also said that the film will be written and directed by Rowan Athale (Gangs of London) and executively produced by Sylvester Stallone.

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