Another Salita Movie?

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I hate to start rumors, so I don’t mean this to be a declaration of fact. I’m really just putting this out there to find out if anyone knows anything more about this:

Is Disney making a movie about Dmitriy Salita?

I can’t really find much info on the internet about this beyond a recent JTA article about Salita’s upcoming boxing match in New York. Salita will be fighting for the IBA welterweight championship on December 16th. Salita, as most of you know, is the Brooklyn based boxer who became an Orthodox Jew.

But if you read the whole article, JTA mentions that Salita has been training in Detroit in the same gym that the rapper Eminem has been training. Eminem was there “preparing to play Salita in a Walt Disney film titled “Knockout.”"

Is this true? Is Eminem really going to be playing a Russian-Orthodox Jewish boxer? Even crazier, is Eminem going to be in a Disney movie?

I’m going to be doing some more research on this and will get back to you when I know more.

Posted on October 26, 2010

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