Stallone To Produce Jack Johnson Biopic

Following his efforts to have Jack Johnson posthumously pardoned, Sylvester Stallone has announced that he will produce a film based on the life of the former champion.

Sylvester Stallone is teaming with MGM to produce the film under Stallone’s new Balboa Productions banner.

Stallone along with WBC world heavyweight champion campaigned President Trump to pardon Johnson, who was the first African-American heavyweight champion, who was convicted of violating the Mann Act for transporting a woman across state lines for “immortal purposes” in 1910.

Story: Variety

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