HBO is ready to explore the late and great Muhammad Ali.
The premium cable network is teaming with NBA All-Star LeBron James and Antoine Fuqua for an untitled documentary focusing on the boxing legend, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project, which will include a mix of original footage and re-creations, will explore Ali’s greatest triumphs and comebacks. It will paint an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, repeatedly dreamed and achieved the impossible.
James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment will exec produce alongside Fuqua’s Fuqua Films. Production on the multi-part feature-length documentary has already begun. Fuqua (Southpaw, Training Day) will direct. The project, HBO’s first feature-length original, will debut on HBO at a date to be determined.
source: THR/Lesley Goldberg