One of the most endearing things about Katie Taylor, aside from her undoubted boxing talents, is her inherent humbleness and reluctance to soak up much of the limelight. While the Bray boxer has no problem releasing her aggression inside the ring, outside she often comes across as shy despite the adulation that comes her way, particularly on this island.
The Olympic Gold Medalist may have to get used to added red carpets and flashing camera bulbs however, as it's been announced that she's about to become a star of the big screen. Fresh from unifying the WBA lightweight title with the IBF title on Saturday night, ScreenDaily.com has confirmed that an intimate documentary called Katie Taylor: The Comeback is in the works with a view to being released in Irish cinemas this summer.
Directed by Ross Whitaker, the movie follows Katie as she sets off on a professional career following her heartbreaking experiences at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Taylor agreed to let a small crew follow her journey as she continues to scale boxing heights which few others have reached.
Wildcard Distribution, the company behind the film, has spearheaded several recent successes including The Young Offenders and Bobby Sands: 66 Days and Managing Director Patrick O'Neill is excited about the upcoming project, saying:
'As Wildcard celebrates its fifth birthday, the company is incredibly excited at the prospect of working with the filmmakers and Katie Taylor on the release of Katie Taylor: The Comeback this summer.'
— Katie Taylor (@KatieTaylor) April 29, 2018
Whitaker added that 'Katie might be shy and private but she has that presence that draws the camera and the audience to her'. Katie Taylor: The Comeback is due out in Irish cinemas this summer.