Angelina Jolie Producing Biopic on Native American Athlete Jim Thorpe
Angelina Jolie and Escape Artist Productions’ Todd Black and Steve Tisch will produce “Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story,” the upcoming feature about legendary Native American athlete Jim Thorpe.Martin Sensmeier will executive produce and star as the world-renowned athlete.
Abraham Taylor is also on board to produce.
Taylor, Alex Nibley and Sterlin Harjo penned the original screenplay.
Josh Aker will additionally executive produce, along with Justine Hunt for Box of Daylight Productions.Regarded as one of the greatest athletes in the history of modern sports, Thorpe was also a member of the Sac and Fox Nation.
In 1912, he won two Olympic gold medals representing the United States while his citizenship went unrecognized during a period of cultural genocide for Native Americans.
He went on to play Major League Baseball, professional football and eventually founded the organization that became the NFL.“I’m honored to be working on this project,
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