Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace) is set to star in Olivia Wilde’s upcoming biopic on Olympic gold medalist Kerri Strug in Perfect. According to Deadline, Wilde will direct from a script by Ronnie Sandahl for Searchlight.
Described as “an intimate and unflinching portrait of grit and determination, Perfect charts the story behind Kerri Strug’s historic Olympic vault to secure America’s first ever gymnastics team gold.”
Strug was a member of the 1996 United States Olympic gymnastics team that was later dubbed ‘The Magnificent Seven’. She is known for vaulting during the competition and injured her ankle on her first landing, but despite the injury she still did her second vault. Despite having and landing on her broken ankle, Strug still won herself and the team a gold medal for her second vault.
Wilde and Sandahl will executive produce alongside Deepak Nayar of Riverstone Pictures and Marisa Clifford of Pulse Films. Producing will be Riverstone’s Nik Bower and Jeremy Baxter and Pulse’s Thomas Benski and Moss Barclay.
McKenzie is currently filming the BBC series Life After Life and will be seen next in Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho.
Perfect is expected to begin production in early 2022.]
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