Date: 14th February 2020
Zoe Saldana has signed to star in Jasmine McGlade's Us sports drama Fencer, which Casey Affleck is producing.
Saldana, who starred in "Avengers: Endgame", is attached to play an ambitious female athlete facing personal demons and childhood rivals as she vies for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
Affleck is producing with Whitaker Lader. Affleck and Lader previously teamed up on "Light of My Life" and Mona Fastvold’s “The World to Come.” Also producing are McGlade and Claudia Bluemhuber of Silver Reel, who is also financing.
"Fencer" is inspired by McGlade's experiences as a national champion fencer. McGlade, an executive producer on "La La Land" and the director of "Maria My Love" from 2011, capped her tenure at Harvard University by leading her team to the school's first-ever Ncaa Championship title in fencing.
Source: Press Release