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Fabiola Goes to Hollywood!
X Games world champion Fabiola da Silva will star in a new film being produced
by Warner Brothers Studios.
Copyright © Kathie Walling Fry, Editor of SkateLog.com
X Games world champion Fabiola da Silva of Brazil
will star in a new Warner Brothers movie
called "Slammin", which is scheduled to begin filming in the summer of 2005.
The movie will be shot mostly in Brazil and it will feature
both Brazilian and United States actors.
Warner Brothers producer Clifford Werber acquired the rights to
the prize-winning script written by Aaron Metchik and Joseph
Garner for a reported six figure sum.
The script was purchased specifically as a vehicle for Fabiola da Silva
because she is one of the most
popular and recognizable female sports stars in the world.
The script was one of four winners in the 2003
Pipeline Into Motion Pictures Screenwriting Contest.
The Story Line
is the story of a young Brazilian girl whose struggle
to rise in the male-dominated world of competitive aggressive
inline skating takes her to Venice Beach California,
where she finds love and professional success (sound familiar Fabiola?)
Quote from Fabiola:
"Slammin gives me a chance to present my sport and my country in the
context of a story that hits close to my heart and will resonate with
young people wherever they live and whatever dreams they pursue," da Silva said.
Quote from Producer Clifford Werber:
"This project presents a unique opportunity to take the
best of all worlds; the Brazilian film world, that has enthusiastically
embraced the project, and the extreme sports world and package them
together to produce a feel-good, youth empowerment film that is certain
to appeal to young audiences worldwide."
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