Michael Clarke Duncan and S. Epatha Meckerson have reportedly signed on to star in multiple award winning director/writer/actor Kent Moran’s upcoming boxing drama titled The Challenger.

The film's synopsis reads:

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.

S. Epatha Mekerson will play Moran’s adopted mother.

Justin Hartley (Smallville), Ernie Sabella (The Lion King) and Lindsay Hartley (All My Children) round out the cast.

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