Later this month Signature Entertainment will release boxing drama Prizefighter starring Russell Crowe.
Jem Belcher (Matt Hookings)is a young man whose centre of the greatest boxing story never told! We find ourselves in 18th century England Jem has been brought up by his grandfather (Crowe) a former boxer. Jem is following in his footsteps and liken him could start a fight in a empty room. Jem decides to work with a renowned trainer (Ray Winstone) on that road of glory.
Crowe plays Belcher’s grandfather, his inspiration into boxing. A knuckle fighter, also he’s an alcoholic not the best man to train him. We’ve been sent this short clip which Jem is watching his Grandfather fighting. At first the crowd don’t like him, until they realise who he is!
In 1800 Jem Belcher became the youngest ever world boxing champion. Belcher, played by Matt Hookings, dominated his early fights with his unique skill, speed, and scientific approach and soon became Champion of England, a natural talent, oozing with charm, style and grace. After a life-changing accident risked ending his career forever, he begins a long, gruelling road to recovery which eventually sees him compete in a death-defying standoff – known only as The Forgotten Fight of the Century – to reclaim his title once and for all as England’s youngest boxing champion.
Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator, The Nice Guys) also stars alongside Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast), Marton Csokas (The Last Duel), Jodhi May (The Witcher), Julian Glover (The Empire Strikes Back) and Steven Berkoff (Octopussy) in this awe-inspiring rags-to-riches biopic. Written by Matt Hookings and directed by Daniel Graham (The Obscure Life of the Grand Duke of Corsica).
Prizefighter will be streamed on Prime Video from 22nd July.