Connolly hopes Slice, a former bodyguard and MMA fighter, will play himself in the film.
“Kimbo Slice is known as one of the first YouTube celebrities,” Connolly told TheWrap.com. “He was the first person I ever sat in front of a computer and typed somebody’s name into YouTube. His fights ended up on the internet, his backyard fights, and he all of the sudden… became this celebrity.”
Born Kevin Ferguson, he recently sat down with a screenwriter to spill the beans on his life.
“It’s so personal to sit with a writer who you don’t know and tell them your deepest, darkest secrets and your life story, so I think it took him a second to get used to,” Connolly added. “But him and the writer really hit it off, and I couldn’t be happier with the script. I’m ready to go.”
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