The Weinstein Company (TWC) announced that Sean “Diddy” Combs has signed on as an executive producer of the studio’s new documentary Undeafeated, which has been nominated for the 2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
The Bad Boy King will also be an executive producer on TWC’s planned feature remake of Undefeated.
Directed by Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Undefeated is a coming-of-age verite-style documentary centering on several young student-athletes and the volunteer coach who guides them through a rough, yet rewarding, football season in northern Memphis. It opens in limited release on February 17.
Combs has produced numerous projects over the years, including the award-winning A Raisin In the Sun and Notorious, as well as the hit television shows “Making the Band” on MTV and “P. Diddy Presents the Bad Boys of Comedy” for HBO.
He has been featured in a wide range of film projects, including the recent Judd Apatow-produced comedy Get Him To The Greek and will continue to make the transition from music to film projects this year.
“I am excited to partner with Harvey Weinstein on this incredible project. Undefeated is a great American story with a lot of heart and soul. It had a profound effect on me and I couldn’t get it out of my mind when I saw it. There is so much truth and so much hope in this film, and I feel passionately that everyone who sees it will be inspired,” commented Combs.