Amy Schumer in talks for biopic on boxer Christy Martin

Angelo Anderson
April 17, 2018

The 36-year-old actress has been negotiating over playing the pugilist in a biopic written and directed by Katherine Fugate, who wrote Army Wives, Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve.

The film is a true story of inspirational boxer Christy Martin and her life.

Actor and stand-up comedian Amy Schumer is in talks to portray boxer Christy Martin in a biopic. Martin, who now goes by the name Christy Salters, grew up in West Virginia earning the nickname in the boxing world of The Coalminer's Daughter after she won a boxing competition. However, her supposed fairytale was soon stalled in its tracks thanks to the cruelty of her then-husband and trainer, Jim Martin, who attempted to kill her.

Christy also fought Laila Ali, the daughter of late boxing icon Muhammad Ali, in a high-profile 2003 bout in which Laila knocked her out.

This would be a marked career change for the 36-year-old stand-up comedian, who is now starring in "I Feel Pretty" about a woman who suffers a blow to the head which results in her believing she is the most attractive person in the world.

Outside the ring Christy was trapped in a violent marriage to Jim, and fell in love with another woman. She would later testify against him in court, sending him to prison for 25 years.

The film would mark a change of cinematic pace for the Emmy-winning entertainer, best known for her comedic turns in the movies Snatched and Trainwreck. When she made a decision to leave him he stabbed and shot her.

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