Dwayne Johnson and Dany Garcia’s Seven Bucks Productions have set a feature documentary focusing on the attempt by seven-time Mr. Olympia Phil Heath to return after a two year hiatus to reclaim his status as arguably the greatest Mr. Olympia champion to walk the earth (sorry, Arnold). Johnson and Garcia are the executive producers and writing and directing the untitled film is Canadian filmmaker Brett Harvey (Inmate # 1: The Rise of Danny Trejo, Ice Guardians).
The film will cover Heath’s rise to the top of the bodybuilding mountain — he won the title every year from 2011-2017 — and the adversity of trying to come all the way back from the two year layoff, overcome injuries that come with 18 years of physical and mental sacrifice, and the beefcake that filled the gap while he was away and will be onstage against him. Adding to the challenge of his comeback is COVID-19 and its looming implications on his training schedule and the Olympia event itself — the event is scheduled for the weekend of December 16 in Las Vegas — presenting an entirely new dynamic to the hill that Heath must climb, as he once again stands on the edge of bodybuilding history. - DEADLINE