“Supergirl” actor David Harwood is behind the camera with the upcoming Fullwell 73 feature “Bell Tolls”.
Harwood will direct the film, which is about a long-running rivalry between two famous British boxers, Chris Ubank and Nigel Benn.
In the 1990s, the story will follow the duo as they win the World Boxing Organization’s Middleweight Championship title as well as give viewers a glimpse into their personal fight against racism.
It is co-written by author and sports reporter Daniel Harris and “Piggy” authors Belinda Joanna Ampah and Kieron Hawks. Production will begin in 2022.
Harwood is an actor, writer and documentary maker. He has appeared in titles including “The Night Manager,” “Homeland,” and “Man in the High Castle,” and has written a memoir about mental health called “Maybe I’m Not Here.”
“Bell Tolls for the Car” will be produced by Fulwell 73’s Leo Pearlman and Heather Greenwood (“Cinderella”) and Harris’ executive.
“I’m delighted to be leading this great project,” Harwood said in a statement. “It’s an exceptional script and I was immediately drawn to it because it covers many of the themes I have explored fundamentally in my documentaries and in my books – the unique struggle of black British men to find identity and balance and ownership. As a result, this is my first feature film, it seems like the perfect time for me to manage. A boxing fan and one who has watched both the Titanic fights live, the personal and personal stories behind that epic battle have been unveiled and I can’t wait to bring their stories to the screen.
“Ben vs. Ubank is one of the most epic competitions in sports history,” added Parliament. “But alongside great athletes, Nigel Benn and Chris Ubank are two of the most fascinating and unique characters in British sports, both with incredible personal stories. Full of, with important resonance for today’s viewers. ”
Greenwood said: “We are thrilled to have David Harwood under ‘For Home the Bell Tools’. The moment we first started talking to him about the project, he really understood the heart of the film and Perfect person to help.This is a wonderfully rich cinematic story full of humanity and tragedy and we can’t wait to bring it to the screen.
As part of the BFI London Film Festival, “Bell Tools for Cars” will be screened on the main strand of Film London’s Production Finance Market (PFM) on October 12-1.