Punisher: War Zone Director to Helm Benoit Biopic

The Chris Benoit biopic, Crossface, has found a new director in Punisher: War Zone’s Lexi Alexander.

Crossface tells the story of the late WWE superstar’s struggles in both his personal and professional lives while he unknowingly suffered from severe, likely wrestling-related, brain degeneration. Benoit infamously killed his wife and son before committing suicide in June 2007. The film is based on Matthew Randazzo V’s book Ring of Hell: The Story of Chris Benoit & the Fall of the Pro Wrestling Industry.

Benoit during a WWE bout

First revealed in 2011, the movie’s script comes from Jake Goldberger (Life of a King) and Sarah Coulter. Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee will produce, with Ram Getz and Randazzo V serving as executive producers. Good’s Vicente Amorim was previously attached to direct.

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