Is 'Sweet Science' Fake?

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Postby Miss Moon » Thu Feb 28, 2002 5:48 pm

Is 'Sweet Science' Fake?
I got this info from Ryan:

Mariah is not in SWEET SCIENCE =*( it's Meg Ryan and it's not even called sweet science its Against the Ropes.

Go to Upcoming to find out more. Here is what it said on the website:

Against the Ropes
Release Date: TBA 2003
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Production Companies: The Cort-Madden Company (Save the Last Dance); most likely with co-financing from Elie Samaha either Franchise or Dante, according to The Hollywood Reporter, 9/6/01

Cast: Meg Ryan (Jackie Kallen), Omar Epps; other cast not announced yet.

Cast Notes: Back in early 2000, Sandra Bullock was in talks to star as Kallen, but dropped out. Although James 'Light's Out' Toney has recently started an acting career, starting with Ali, in which he plays boxing great Joe Frazier, and then with Undisputed, he will not be playing himself (since he's 13 years older than the 19-year-old kid he was when he met Kallen). You can find out more about Toney (and this film) in this article. Toney's rival, Roy Jones, Jr., who has a role in The Matrix Reloaded, will most likely *not* be playing him in this film.

Director: Charles S. Dutton (directorial debut; there's no word yet about whether he will also take a supporting role)

Screenwriter: Cheryl Edwards (cowriter of Paramount's 2001 hit, Save the Last Dance)

Based upon: The true story of boxing manager Jackie Kallen, who guided the careers of several major careers, including four world champions, like middleweight champ James Toney, as well as Bronco McKart and Thomas Hearns.

Premise: This is the true story of Jackie Kallen (Ryan), a Jewish woman from Detroit who became a boxing manager, guiding several major careers. This film focuses on her relationship with one boxer (Epps), who's reportedly a composite of several (including Toney, McKart and Hearns). Kallen eventually left her husband of 30 years, and moved to Los Angeles, becoming the commissioner of the International Female Boxers Association.

Filming: Production is scheduled to start in mid-November, 2002 at locations in Detroit and Toronto, after Meg Ryan wraps up filming of In the Cut. Filming was originally scheduled to start in mid-November, 2001, and then, February, 2002.

Genres: Biography, Boxing, Drama, Female

Articles about Jackie Kallen: The Detroit News,


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