Winston Duke of 'Black Panther' fame has signed on to play YouTube sensation turned MMA needle-mover extraordinaire Kimbo Slice in the aptly-titled retrospective 'Backyard Legend'.
The project has no director confirmed at present, but writing duties lie with Andy Weiss (Middle Men, upcoming White Boy Rick).
Here's hoping the movie can do justice to the memory of a man as approachable and grounded as he was fearsome in the backyard and the cage.
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