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Reese Witherspoon to produce documentary on tennis legend Martina Navratilova

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

and her production company are all set to produce a biopic on the life of great and activist

will be joined by Pulitzer and as the producers on the feature-length project, according to

The documentary will tell Navratilova's story "through Greenwald's personal lens a gay child growing up in the Reagan-era Florida". It will "examine Navratilova's impact on him as his childhood hero, how we all find our own role models, and what we seek when we feel isolated, judged or cast aside by society".

"The issues raised by Martina's legacy resonate now more than ever, which is why it's so important to tell her story to new generations of engaged young people who may not be aware of the vital role she played in shaping expectations around female identity and LGBT equality," said Charlotte Koh, Hello Sunshine's head of and programming.

Navratilova, 61, has won 18 singles titles, 31 women's doubles titles and 10 mixed doubles titles. She was world No 1 for a total of 332 weeks in singles, and a record 237 weeks in doubles.

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 16:55 IST