Reese to pro­duce film on gay icon Navratilova


Ac­tor-pro­ducer Reese Wither­spoon and her pro­duc­tion com­pany are all set to make a biopic on the life of ten­nis great and ac­tivist Martina Navratilova.

Wither­spoon will be joined by Pulitzer Prize-win­ning jour­nal­ist Glenn Green­wald and Suzanne Gil­bert as the pro­duc­ers on the fea­ture­length project, ac­cord­ing to The Hol­ly­wood Reporter.

The doc­u­men­tary will tell Navratilova’s story “through Green­wald’s per­sonal lens — a gay child grow­ing up in the Rea­gan-era Florida”. It will “ex­am­ine Navratilova’s im­pact on him as his child­hood hero, how we all find our own role mod­els, and what we seek when we feel iso­lated, judged or cast aside by so­ci­ety”.

“The is­sues raised by Martina’s legacy res­onate now more than ever, which is why it’s so im­por­tant to tell her story to new gen­er­a­tions of en­gaged young peo­ple who may not be aware of the vi­tal role she played in shap­ing ex­pec­ta­tions around fe­male iden­tity and LGBT equal­ity,” said a pro­duc­tion of­fi­cial.

Navratilova, 61, one of the all-time ten­nis greats, came out as a les­bian in 1981. She is in a same-sex mar­riage.

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