Billy Bob Thornton is attached to star in the boxing drama “Pound for Pound,” based on a book by F.X. Toole, the author of the book that became the hit “Million Dollar Baby.”

The film follows the two stories of an aged former fighter who struggles with depression, age, and the death of his son, as well as the struggles and rise of a young Latino boxer, and how their two lives eventually intertwine.

Ron Shelton is writing and directing, with Elie Samaha executive producing. Leslie Greif and Herb Nanas are producing via Greif Company.

“Pound For Poud” is hoping to begin shooting in the beginning of 2010.

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By Costa Koutsoutis (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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