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WWE Chris Benoit Biopic Crossface Gets Director Lexi Alexander

9 September 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play announced today that Academy Award nominated filmmaker Lexi Alexander has signed on to direct the true story of wrestler Chris Benoit. Based on the book, "Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry" by Matthew Randazzo V, Crossface will tell the story of WWE superstar Chris Benoit as he struggles to maintain his family life, while the pressures of wrestling cause him to spiral out of control. Benoit was a well respected, world champion wrestler, who, over the course of a weekend in June 2007, murdered his wife and son before taking his own life.

It was later discovered that Chris Benoit was posthumously diagnosed with Cte, severe brain degeneration, believed to be associated with his career as a wrestler. Lexi Alexander will direct from a script by Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter. Alex A. Ginzburg »

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‘Punisher: War Zone’ Director Lexi Alexander Boards Chris Benoit Biopic ‘Crossface’

8 September 2016 5:27 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

German helmer Lexi Alexander has come on board to direct “Crossface,” a biopic about late wresting champ Chris Benoit.

Producers are Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play. Ram Getz and Matthew Randazzo V are exec producing.

Alexander will direct from a script by Jake Goldberger and Sarah Coulter. The project is based on Randazzo’s book “Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry.” The movie’s title is taken from Benoit’s trademark “crippler crossface” wrestling hold.

Benoit was a respected wrestler who murdered his wife and son before taking his own life in 2007. He was posthumously diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (Cte), a progressive degenerative disease caused by severe or repeated blows to the head.

Alexander, best known for directing “Punisher: War Zone,” received an Academy Award nomination for her short film “Johnny Flynton.” Her film “Green Street Hooligans, »

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