Matt Hamill’s Life-Story Set For Limited Cinema Release

A film about former UFC fighter Matt Hamill’s life is finally set to hit the big screen as news emerges that it will go on limited nationwide release in the U.S on October 27th.

You’ll have to be quick if you do want to see it however as it’s only going to be shown for two days in 100 cities across 25 states.

The biopic, which was originally set to be called ‘Hamill’, but will now be titled under his nickname ‘The Hammer’ charts his rise to success in both amateur wrestling and mixed martial arts despite the fact that he was born deaf.

Many of the major roles in the film are potrayed by deaf actors, though a one-time opponent and training partner of Hamill’s, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin also stars as his wrestling coach.

The movie has been in the works for some time and arrives just months after Hamill brought an end to his MMA career at the age of 35 with an overall career record of 10-4.

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