BREAKING: Sean Combs has joined the Oscar nominated documentary Undefeated as executive producer, and he will be involved in a narrative remake that The Weinstein Company is working on. The remake was part of the deal when TWC acquired the film after it debuted at SXSW. The hip hop icon known as P Diddy will take the executive producer title on both the docu and the remake.
Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Undefeated is a verite style documentary that focuses on three underprivileged student athletes and the volunteer coach who guides them through a football season in North Memphis. They play for the Manassas High School Tigers, which never won a playoff game and at one point was so bad that the school would sell its regular season games to rival schools looking for a punching bag to beat up. That changed when businessman Bill Courtney volunteered to help and put the Tigers in a position to end a 110-year old playoff drought. TWC will begin rolling out the film February 17. The docu was produced by Exclusive Media’s Spitfire Pictures and Zipper Bros Films.