#Cousins; many of us were left devastated at the unexpected cancellation of the Lee Daniels original fox series Star. As we all opened our minds and hearts to each character the show presented, the last thing we ever wanted to do was say goodbye. But you know what they say, to every ending lies a new beginning!
#RyanDestiny is knocking down doors with her talent and holding no prisoners hostage. Not only is she set to appear as a series regular on Freeform ‘s Grownish. It has recently been announced that Ryan has landed a staring role in the dboxing drama film Flint Strong.
Deadline reports: Ryan Destiny is set to star as Claressa “T-REX” Shields, the Flint Michigan-native, world champion boxer who is the subject of Rachel Morrison’s directorial debut film, Flint Strong. The pic, which is set up at Universal, is based on the 2015 boxing documentary T-Rex by Zackary Canepari and Drea Cooper. Barry Jenkinspenned the script.
At age 17, Shields’ dreams of becoming the first woman in history to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing came to fruition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Michael De Luca and Elishia Holmes are producing the pic under the Universal-based Michael De Luca Productions banner alongside Jenkins. Canepari, Cooper and Sue Jaye Johnson are executive producers, while Universal’s Erik Baiers and Tony Ducret will oversee the project for the studio.