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.

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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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