David Harewood To Make Directing Debut With Boxing Rivalry Drama ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’

David Harewood To Make Directing Debut With Boxing Rivalry Drama ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’
British actor David Harewood is set to direct his first feature film, For Whom The Bell Tolls, which will chart the rivalry between two of the UK’s greatest boxers, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn.

The project comes from Cinderella producers Fulwell 73. Leo Pearlman and Heather Greenwood will produce, with filming scheduled for 2022. The feature is participating in the main strand of Film London’s Production Finance Market (Pfm), taking place virtually October 12-13.

The pic is co-written by sports writer and author of On The Road and The Promised Land, Daniel Harris, who also serves as an executive producer. Belinda Joanna Ampah and Kieron Hawkes are also writers, they previously wrote and directed Piggy, which was produced by Fulwell 73.

Set in the 1990s, the film follows the fighters’ fierce opposition, culminating with their infamous battle for the World Boxing Organisation middleweight title, a fight that defined their individual careers
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