Hollywood Bound: An Arthur Ashe Biopic Is In The Works

The film will looks at Ashe’s wins and the birth of the Arthur Ashe Foundation to fight AIDS.  

Are you ready for an Arthur Ashe biopic?

Well, it looks like the Hollywood powers that be are trying to produce a movie about the African-American tennis icon, Deadline reports.

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Ashe is currently being packaged and will be shopped to studios and financiers,” the outlet writes.

The script for the movie, currently named, Ashe, was written by Krystin Ver Linden. Three Hollywood producers are trying to bring it to the big screen.

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Ashe, who was the world No. 1 twice in 1968 and 1975, won three Grand Slam titles and became the first Black player to be picked to play in the U.S. Davis Cup in the '60s. The film follows his successes amidst the Civil Rights era, as well as his struggles — specifically his choice to reveal that he was HIV positive in 1992. He eventually founded the Arthur Ashe foundation to fight AIDS before he died in 1993. 

We’ll keep an eye out for more news of the movie.

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