Here! will Thai up boxer pic

Kickboxer drama coming to America

HOLLYWOOD — Here! Films has acquired North American rights to “Beautiful Boxer” from Arclight Films.

Based on the true story of Thailand’s transgender kickboxer Parinya Charoenphol, the action drama concerns a boy who believes he’s a girl trapped in a boy’s body and sets out to master Thai boxing. Here! plans a fall release.

An official selection in the Panorama section of this year’s Berlin Film Festival, “Beautiful Boxer” was directed and produced by Ekachai Uekrongtham (“Chang & Eng”).

Recent acquisitions for here! include “Callas Forever” and “Merci Docteur Rey.”

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