Kellie’s bat­tle for hap­pi­ness to be a movie

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY MARK JEF­FERIES Show­biz Edi­tor

KELLIE Maloney’s life story of be­ing box­ing pro­moter Frank bat­tling gen­der dys­pho­ria to find­ing hap­pi­ness as a woman is be­ing made into a film.

US com­pany Verdi Pro­duc­tions will first make a doc­u­men­tary, Kellie, trac­ing the 67-year-old’s life rep­re­sent­ing Bri­tish heavy­weight cham­pion Len­nox Lewis and her gen­der re­as­sign­ment.

This will be fol­lowed by a fea­ture film to be re­leased next year. It comes af­ter pro­duc­ers saw Kellie in a doc­u­men­tary about Lewis.

She said: “They were so im­pressed with what I did in his ca­reer, and read my book, that they started film­ing my life story too.”

Pro­ducer Chad Verdi said of Kellie: “She’s so much tougher than Lewis.”

IN­SPIR­ING Kellie Maloney

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