Olympic gold medalist and UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo has announced his role as executive producer of the award-winning feature film IN FULL BLOOM – coming to theaters for a special week, Oscar®– exit to the qualifying room. The epic boxing action drama, written and directed by Adam VillaSeñor and Reza Ghassemi, is narrated in Japanese and English. After seeing IN FULL BLOOM, Cejudo and his team garnered support from the MMA, boxing and action sports communities for the film’s awards show. IN FULL BLOOM will have a limited theatrical engagement in Los Angeles and Laguna Niguel, Calif. From October 15-21. The film will also be available on demand everywhere from October 15.
Set in post-war Tokyo, IN FULL BLOOM follows undefeated Japanese boxing champion Masahiro (Yusuke Ogasawara) as he trains in the wintery wilderness for his next fight against American challenger Clint Sullivan (Tyler Wood) . Sullivan, who is haunted by memories of his time in the war, must overcome the warlike influence of the Yakuza to prepare for the showdown. In full bloom explores themes of political tensions and the parallel journeys of combatants as they test the very limits of the human spirit against a backdrop of corruption, painful memories and the scale of the defense of their home country.
Film festival sweetheart, In Full Bloom made an impressive world premiere at the Oldenburg International Film Festival by winning two prizes: the first German Independence Award, as well as the first prize for best debut film from Oldenburg. The film also won the Grand Jury Prize after its North American premiere at the Mammoth Film Festival.
Produced by Jacob Stein, Ehud Bleiberg, Nick Donnermeyer and Kyle Stroud, In Full Bloom presents a haunting score by Andrew Kawczynski (Dunkirk, Inception, Top Gun: Maverick) and the sound of Wylie Stateman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kill Bill, Memoirs of a Geisha) as well as epic fight footage from Sugar Ray Leonard’s former cornerman, acclaimed boxing trainer Darrell Foster (Ali, I am a legend). The supporting cast is completed by Timothy V. Murphy (Sons of anarchy), Hiroyuki Watanabe (Everly), Stefanie Estes, Hazuki Kato and S. Scott McCracken.
“We are delighted to bring In full bloom on the big screen. As directors and film enthusiasts, we really want to preserve the theatrical experience not only for our film but for all films. Having this common cinema experience is essential for the creation of cinematographic films. “- Directors Adam VillaSeñor & Reza Ghassemi
Watch the video of Henry announcing his role to play In full bloom on the big screen: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUqP7zyhUzF/
“What’s up everyone? He is the one and only King Triple C. The Olympic champion, flyweight champion and bantamweight champion of the world. I just wanted to remind you that Hollywood can officially bend the knee because I’m one of the executive producers, that’s right, I’m one of the executive producers of one of the biggest combat sports movies of. all the time. The name of the movement is In Full Bloom. I don’t want to tell you the rest because I want you to go to the second slide to watch the specials. Remember guys, tune in. One of the greatest movies of all time. To be inspired. Slide the second slide and check out the promo. Sincerely, King Triple C.
At 21, Henry Cejudo became America’s youngest gold medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics when he defeated Japan’s Tomohiro Matsunaga to win the 121-Fier freestyle final. He went on to become the UFC champion in two weight classes, making him one of the greatest combat sports athletes of all time. Although Cejudo announced his retirement after defending his belt against Dominick Cruz by knockout, on October 4, 2021, Henry announced his desire to return for a superfight against UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in an attempt to become the first. triple champion of the promotion.
In full bloom trailer source: YouTube