Simone Biles biopic casting

Impressed.

Rhythmic Gymnastics – Over the Limit

A feature on rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun in her preparation for the Rio Olympic Games. Harsh training. Merciless coaches.

Now retired, Margarita won in Rio edging out World Champion Yana Kudryavtseva.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on Facebook.

It’s showing at the Amsterdam Film Festival.

Olympic platform diving short film

Director Brian Blum’s Blood and Water … works because it feels surprisingly authentic, especially for a student short. Starring 2016 Olympic silver medalist, Steele Johnson, it’s a film that that never seems like it’s pretending. Its portrayal of both the sport and the emotions behind it feel real, the details are precise. Even the accident that sets the film into motion is shown in clear and unsettlingly specific detail. …

Short of the Week

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo. (Accident is shown early on. Intense. I’m not impressed with coach Mom.)

Tom Trapp sends us the link … but wishes it was a better film with a better title.

Kathleen Rose Perkins will play Aimee Boorman

Kathleen Rose Perkins will play Simone’s coach in the upcoming movie.

via Gymternet Clan

Simone Biles biopic cast announced

The title role in “The Simone Biles Story” (working title) will be played by Jeanté Godlock.

The Lifetime biopic is set to air in 2018.

Biles’ parents, Ron and Nellie, will be played by Julius Tennon, who is married to Viola Davis, and Tisha Campbell-Martin of TV series “My Wife and Kids” and “Martin.” …

NBC

via Gymternet Clan

new Nadia Comaneci documentary – Winning

One film (78 minutes). Five legendary athletes. The compelling and inspiring story of the journeys of tennis champion Martina Navratilova, golf great Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, track and field star Edwin Moses, and Dutch Paralympian Esther Vergeer. …

WINNING

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

The Simone Biles Story

Lifetime has greenlighted The Simone Biles Story (working title) a biopic about Olympic gold medal gymnast Simone Biles … 

Based on her book, Courage To Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance, the biopic follows Simone Biles through her sacrifices and hard work that lead her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals and cemented her stake as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time. …

Deadline

Spiderman drops into a local Starbucks

In a new viral video produced to help promote the upcoming film Spider-Man: Homecoming, Chris Silcox, star Tom Holland’s stunt double, dropped down from the ceiling at a local Starbucks to surprise unsuspecting customers. …

Mashable

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. Stan Lee cameo.