Olivia Wilde Confirmed as Director for Olympic Gymnist Kerri Strug Biopic

Amanda Brock
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Olivia Wilde will continue her directing career with the upcoming biopic on Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug. Wilde made her directorial debut last year with, Booksmart, and it was met with critical acclaim.

The biopic film, Perfect, is based off Kerri Strug’s autobiography Landing on my Feet, a Diary of Dreams. Strug became a household name at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta after landing a perfect vault on an injured ankle. She subsequently tore two ankle ligaments which pushed her out of the gymnastics individual events.

The script is currently being written by Ronnie Sandahl and produced by Riverstone Pictures and Pulse Films. No word yet on when production will begin so stay tuned!

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