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Tessa Thompson Goes For Olympic Gold in Fencing Movie 'Balestra'

Tessa Thompson Goes For Olympic Gold in Fencing Movie 'Balestra'

Tessa Thompson is going to make her fencing dreams come true – in her upcoming movie, Balestra.

Set to star opposite Marwan Kenzari, the 36-year-old star will also be an executive producer on the movie that will be directed by Nicole Dorsey.

Balestra follows a competitive fencer (Thompson) at the end of her career who is desperate to be the world’s best.

In order to gain an edge, she pursues an experimental technology, allowing her to train via lucid dreaming, where she begins a tumultuous affair with her instructor (Kenzari) that threatens her real world marriage and her pathway to Olympic gold.

“Like the sport that Balestra explores, the conception of this piece is sharp and riveting – its is a fascinating look at the price of winning, and what trouble dreams can become when our sense of self worth, reality and identity are tethered too tightly to them,” Tessa shared in a statement, according to Deadline.

She adds, “To embark on this journey, both in front of the lens and behind it, with Nicole Dorsey and this phenomenal team is a dream to me – a most beautiful one.”

Just recently, Tessa gave some insight into the upcoming Thor movie, Love and Thunder.

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