Art and Experience: Amir Jadidi will star as Gholamreza Takhti in the biopic about legendary Iranian wrestler, which will be directed by Bahram Tavakkoli, the Persian service of ISNA reported on Friday.

Saeid Malekan is the producer of the project tentatively named “The Life of World Champion Takhti”.

Jadidi collaborated with Tavakkoli and Malekan in their latest movie “The Lost Strait”, a true story about an epic battle by Iran’s Ammar Battalion during the last days of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

The film was highly acclaimed at the Fajr festival in February, earning awards in six categories including the best actor award for Jadidi.

Source: tehrantimes