Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 8, 2021: Squash legend Nicol David of Malaysia will be the subject of a biopic movie on her success-filled career.
The eight-time world champion, who retired in 2019, made the announcement on her Facebook page on June 7. The movie will be called “I am Nicol David”.
“I’m so thrilled and overwhelmed to announce that we will be producing my biopic movie,” she said.
“I always dreamt of one day telling my story to be able to inspire everyone to work hard for what they want to achieve and constantly challenge yourself to bigger heights.
“I’m so lucky I had the chance to partner with ACE PICTURES who share this passion with me and can’t wait to get this rolling!
“It will be a long journey and I’m excited to count on your support through it.”
ACE Pictures Entertainment – a Malaysian digital media and film production investment company – will make the biopic.
Peter Wong, President of ACE Pictures, said: "Hearing Nicol speak about her life story gave us a completely different view into the sacrifices that had to be done in order to achieve her remarkable level of success.
“While we believe many are willing to go beyond the ordinary for their careers as a pro athlete, the love and dedication Nicol has for the sport exceeds normal understanding.
“This is why her biopic will not be about an underdog's rise to success - she was and always has been an established icon - but about a woman's will and dedication so profound it becomes life itself, and the complex struggles one has to face when confronted with the reality of having to let go of something so deeply a part of herself."
The biopic will be produced in English with a Hollywood actress set to be cast as Nicol's coach, Australian Liz Irving. As for the role of Nicol, a nationwide casting will be hosted by ACE Pictures in both East and West Malaysia.