Michael Clarke Duncan and S. Epatha Merkerson to Star in The Challenger


Michael Clarke Duncan and S. Epatha Merkerson have signed on to join director Kent Moran’s upcoming boxing drama, The Challenger, which is described as follows:

When he and his adopted mother are evicted from their home, struggling Bronx auto mechanic Jaden Miller (Kent Moran) is forced back into the one thing he’s run from his entire life: fighting. With the help of a legendary trainer (Michael Clarke Duncan), Miller will do everything in his power to save his family from living on the streets.

Moran wrote and will star in the drama. Merkerson will play Moran’s adopted mother. Justin Hartley (“Smallville”), Ernie Sabella (The Lion King) and Lindsay Hartley (“All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives”) round out the cast.

Moran’s production company, Wishing Well Pictures, will produce The Challenger, which began filming this month in New York City.

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