LeBron James and Antoine Fuqua Producing Muhammad Ali Documentary for HBO
It’s long overdue, but a Muhammad Ali documentary is in the works at HBO. The cable giant is working with NBA star LeBron James, Antoine Fuqua and the Muhammad Ali estate to produce the untitled doc on the life of the late boxing legend.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will feature a mix of never-before-seen archival footage and recreations to help chronicle Ali’s trials and tribulations as being one of the most outspoken figures in the world of sports. The documentary will showcase a courageous athlete who, against all odds, dreamed big and achieved the impossible.
Production on the multi-part, feature-length documentary has already started with James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment executive producing the project along with Fuqua’s Fuqua Films. Antoine Fuqua is no stranger to boxing. In 2015, he directed the fight movie Southpaw, which featured music from Eminem.
"Muhammad Ali meant many things to many people, and he is someone who had a deep impact on me from an early age,” said Fuqua. “Being given the opportunity to tell his story, both inside and outside of the ring, is a privilege, and a dream come true, and I couldn't have found better partners than LeBron and HBO to help memorialize 'The Greatest of All Time.'"
Muhammad Ali, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion, passed away on June 3 after a long bout with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.