David Harewood to Make Directorial Debut With Boxing Drama ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’

The film will chart the epic 1990s rivalry between British boxing icons Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn.

David Harewood, the British star of TV shows such as The Night Manager, Homeland and Supergirl, is set to make his directorial debut with boxing biopic For Whom the Bell Tolls.

The feature — which comes from Fulwell 73, the James Corden-backed production banner behind The Late, Late Show and Cinderella — will chart the legendary rivalry between two of Britain’s most famous boxers, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn. Set in the 1990s, the film follows the fighters’ fierce opposition, culminating with their infamous battle for the WBO middleweight title, a fight that defined their individual careers and was hailed as one of the greatest clashes to ever take place on British soil.

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