With Marvel’s Black Widow about to bow in theaters, ESPN is turning its attention to Scarlett Johansson’s stunt double. A new E:60 documentary, Moneymaker – Behind Black Widow introduces viewers to Heidi Moneymaker, the gymnast who makes Natasha Romanoff’s acrobatic skills possible.

Via ESPN

Via ESPN

What’s Happening:

  • For the first time in two years, Marvel Studios will release a new film, Black Widow. In anticipation of the movie’s debut, ESPN E:60 will present a special documentary, not about the film or it’s stars, but about the gymnast-turned-stunt double who handles the action side of the Black Widow role.
  • Moneymaker – Behind Black Widow follows former UCLA gymnast, Heidi Moneymaker, behind the scenes of the film while she performs the demanding stunts for Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff.
  • Moneymaker will also explore Heidi’s upbringing and how she and her sister Renae become two of the best stunt performers in the business.
Photo courtesy UCLA Athletics

Photo courtesy UCLA Athletics

  • The documentary directed by Martin Khodabakhshian and narrated by Johansson will air on ESPN+ on Monday, July 5th
  • Excerpts from the E:60 story also will air on SportsCenter during the week leading up to the film’s premiere.
  • Fans can also catch an eight-minute version airing on Outside the Lines on Saturday, July 10th.

About Black Widow:

  • “Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.”
  • The film will release simultaneously in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access in most Disney+ markets.
  • It was hard, but we did it. Ben shares his spoiler-free review of Black Widow, the first film to kick off Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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