George Foreman Biopic To Hit Theaters April 2023
A biography film about George Foreman will be hitting theaters next year.
The film recently casted Lawrence Gilliard Jr from “The Wire” and Al Sapienza from “The Sopranos” in unspecified roles for “Heart of a Lion,” the name of Foreman’s upcoming biopic.
Foreman (76-5, 68 KOs) gained popularity after a gold medal performance at the 1968 Olympics for a heavyweight boxing matchup.
He soon went pro and has made historic moments including second round knockouts to fellow heavyweight legends Joe Frazier and Ken Norton.
Foreman also went toe-to-toe with one of the greatest boxers, Muhammad Ali, in the famous “Rumble in the Jungle” match. He lost via eighth round knockout.
He left the sport to work as a minister and opened a youth center, but returned in 1987 and 1994 when he defeated IBF and WBA champion Michael Moorer to become the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history at 45.
The now 73-year-old will be portrayed by Khris Davis from “Judas and the Black Messiah” and “Space Jam: A New Legacy.” Ali will be portrayed by Sullivan Jones.
The film will be released under the AFFIRM Films banner. It will be overseen by director George Tillman Jr, who filmed “Barbershop” and “Notorious.” It will be released on April 7, 2023.