Jharrel Jerome To Play Wrestler Anthony Robles In 'Unstoppable,' Will Star With Jennifer Lopez In Amazon Film
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Jharrel Jerome To Play Wrestler Anthony Robles In 'Unstoppable,' Will Star With Jennifer Lopez In Amazon Film

Jharrel Jerome is taking on wrestling in an upcoming Amazon and Artists Equity film.

Deadline reports that Jerome will star as wrestler Anthony Robles in Unstoppable. The I’m a Virgo star will play opposite Jennifer Lopez. Billy Goldenberg directs.

Back in 2018, The Chi star Jason Mitchell was set to star in a film as Robles. Fast forward to present day, the film will be the second film as a result of Amazon’s partnership with Artists Equity, the company created by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. The first from this partnership, Air, following the history-making deal between Michael Jordan and Nike, will premiere April 5 in theaters.

Unstoppable will cover Robles life, which includes the wrestler achieving over insurmountable odds. Robles was born without a leg, but was able to excel at wrestling, earning the 2010-2011 NCAA wrestling title. Deadline reports that the wrestler also broke the Guinness world record for post pull-ups in a minute in 2019. As we reported in 2018, the film will be based on Robles’ book, Unstoppable: From Underdog to Undefeated: How I Became A Champion.