Castro sets 'Match' for Figaro, Violet


NEW YORK -- "August Rush" scribe Paul Castro will write the screenplay for "A Perfect Match," based on a documentary about a black girl from Harlem and a Jewish girl from London who become Wimbledon doubles champions.

The narrative film, to be produced by Miami-based Figaro Films and Viollet Prods., will be adapted from Betsy Blankenbaker's recently completed documentary of the same name. It will chronicle Harlem's Althea Gibson and London's Angela Buxton, who overcame racial and religious intolerance to win at the 1956 Wimbledon tennis championship.

Castro, who still serves as an officer in the U.S. Navy, has several projects in various stages of talks. Blankenbaker's docu is now up for distribution.

"Match" is now in development with a projected $7 million budget. Producer Rachel Viollet will help rep presales at this week's American Film Market.

Castro is repped by Preferred Artists.