MPI Media Group Picks Up Mixed Martial Arts Documentary 'Fightville'
The film follows fighter Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier.
MPI Media Group has acquired North American theatrical, DVD and VOD rights to Fightville, a documentary about mixed martial arts, produced, written and directed by Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker.
A late fall theatrical release is planned.
A Pepper&bones production, the film chronicles the story of a minor league MMA promotion run by Gil “The Thrill” Guillory in Lafayette, La. and focusses on one particular fighter, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier.
“The first time we saw Dustin fight, we were immediately taken with him,” Tucker said. “You could tell that the kid was going places. More than just fighting, Fightville is about what it takes to be the best at anything.”
The distribution deal was negotiated by Greg Newman, executive VP of Chicago-based MPI Media Group, and Josh Braun of Submarine.