Catch the Fair One follows former boxer Kaylee ‘K.O.’ Uppashaw (Reis, who
co-wrote the role with Wladyka) as she embarks on the fight of her life
when she infiltrates a human trafficking ring in search of her missing
Reis is the first Native American fighter to win the International Boxing
Association middleweight crown. She also fought in the first female boxing
match ever televised on HBO, and is currently the WBA Super Lightweight
Champion. Reis is a fierce advocate for her Native American communities and
has mentored at-risk youth.
Wladyka said of his work with Reis, “One of the most important issues K.O.
speaks about and fights for is the missing and murdered Indigenous women of
North America. This is an issue that we both agree needs more visibility.
This film is the culmination of a four-year collaboration between K.O. and
me. It is our artistic interpretation of a real issue. The world has never
seen a mixed Indigenous, two-spirit hero on screen, and I’m proud of the
raw, committed, performance K.O. delivers. I can’t wait for audiences to
Catch the Fair One also stars Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Chu, Michael Drayer,
Shelito Vincent, Lisa Emery, Kimberly Guerrero and Kevin Dunn. Producers
are recent Academy Award winner Mollye Asher (Nomadland) at The
Population, Kimberly Parker (The Last Black Man in San Francisco),
and Wladyka, with Darren Aronofsky (The Wrestler) executive
producing alongside Mynette Louie, Derek Nguyen, Ari Handel, Cat Hobbs,
James Hausler, Charles Stiefel, Todd Stiefel, Michael D’Alto, Chris Triana,
Claude Amadeo, Shaun Sanghani, Sam Bisbee, and Arturo Castro.