Big George Foreman will have his new biopic hit the theaters on April 28th of 2023. Long in the works and currently without a title, the film gets it’s release date and more announcements are imminent including that long awaited title and poster.
George Foreman is one of the deadliest boxers of all time having won a gold medal in the 1968 Olympic Games and was a two time world heavyweight champion and had a 76-5 record with 68 knockouts. His wins include that of Joe Frazier, Ken Norton, and many more. His highest profile fight was against Muhammad Ali in 1974 dubbed “The Rumble in the Jungle.”
The movie is coming out under Sony Pictures and actor Khris Davis will star as the titular Foreman. Frank Baldwin wrote the screenplay and will be produced by Mandalay Pictures.
George Foreman: The Iconic Slugger
George Foreman was one of the most ferocious hitters in all of boxing and was dethroned by the great Muhammad Ali. He then retired after losing to Jimmy Young in 1977 and made a comeback ten years later, winning 24 straight fights before he lost to Evander Holyfield. Soon after, in 1993, Foreman won the World Heavyweight title again by beating Michael Moorer. He went on to defend three times before losing to Shannon Briggs in a close fight.
Since his boxing career, Foreman has become a pastor and has inspired many Christians around the world with his history and his word.
The movie will hopefully show Foreman’s rise, fall, his return to the title and his post boxing career. While he’s often seen as the man who was beat by Muhammad Ali, Foreman’s story is very deep and has many layers to it and will likely deal with themes of impostor syndrome, Don King, and more.
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