The long rumored, on-again off-again biopic on the life of pro wrestling legend Chris Benoit, and the events leading to his infamous 2007 double-murder and suicide, is apparently still happening. News on Crossface date all the way back to 2011, when production company SRG Films announced the project, based on Matthew Randazzo’s controversial book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit and the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry.
Since the initial announcement details have been scarce, the film has gained and lost directors, and at one point Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) was even rumored for the leading role. That last rumor, which ended up being a far too premature casting announcement, came almost exactly a year ago, and was the last piece of news on the movie, until today.
German film director Lexi Alexander (Lifted, Punisher: War Zone) has confirmed that she will be taking over as director for the project. She was recently at the helm for episodes of TV shows like Arrow, Supergirl, Limitless and American Gothic. She is a former world champion in point fighting and karate, and her 2002 debut short film Johnny Flyton was nominated for an Academy Award.
Alexander stated via Twitter that a press release is forthcoming, and that Liev Schreiber is not in any way attached to the film. We’ve reached out to SRG for comment and will be bringing you any additional information we hear on Crossface.