Deadline Hollywood reports:
A biopic chronicling the life of Fallon Fox, the first openly transgender MMA fighter, is getting the big screen treatment from Mark Gordon Picture. Fox originally hid her transgender identity when she began competing professionally as a Mixed Martial Arts fighter, fearful that transphobia would lead to her being rejected by the league.
As she began to triumph in the ring and neared the pro semi-finals, Fox received the phone call she had been dreading: a journalist threatening to out her to the world. Fox took the narrative into her own hands, revealing that she is a transgender woman in an Outsports and Sports Illustrated article in 2013.
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Hey y’all! I feel honored to be able to tell you all that there is a movie in development by Mark Gordon Pictures chronicling my life! 🎥🎬https://t.co/gBONqLsW1B
— Fallon Fox (@FallonFox) April 21, 2021