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Leon Gast to Direct Documentary On Manny Pacquiao

Leon Gast is attached to direct a documentary on the life of boxer Manny Pacquiao through Revelin Studios. Pic’s produced by Ken Mayer and Ryan Moore. Lensing began this week. Pacquiao’s a seven-division world champion and goes for another title in a fight Saturday against Antonio Margarito. Pic will focus on his emergence from poverty, his election in May to the Congress of the Philippines and his plans to introduce legislation aimed at slowing the tide of human trafficking in the Philippines and other developing nations.

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118027309?refCatId=13
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Leon Gast Being Sent Back into the Ring; To Document the Golden Fists of Pacman Manny Pacquiao

Producers Ken Mayer, Ryan Moore and exec producer Christine Peters are throwing docu-helmer Leon Gast back into the ring, essentially setting him up for his third boxing-related film. The doc film on Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao might fall into the realms of When We Were Kings - I expect the majority of the doc to focus on Pacman's story outside of the ring, but let's hope that they grab some mean footage from fight night. It just so happens that filming began during the week of his next heavyweight bout which will further prove if Pacquiao confirms his status as potentially the best boxer who ever lived or simply remind us that he isn't a super-human.  Gist: Just featured on 60 Minutes (see below), the doc will focus on boxer Manny Pacquiao's emergence from poverty, his election in May to the Congress of the Philippines and his plans to introduce legislation
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