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George Foreman Gets the Biopic Treatment in April with Big George Foreman (Trailer)

Muhammed Ali and Mike Tyson have gotten the dramatization treatment previously and now another boxing legend is coming to theaters with Big George Foreman (or officially “Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World”).  Khris Davis plays Foreman, who rises through the ranks to become the heavyweight champion of the world, defeating Joe Frazier.  After a fight in 1977 against Jimmy Young, Foreman had a near-death experience after he passed out from exhaustion and heatstroke and decided to quit boxing and become an ordained preacher.  When his church starts to suffer financial difficulties, Foreman trains and gets back into the ring to try and reclaim his heavyweight title.  Since the movie is coming from Affirm Films, the faith-based branch of Sony, the church/preacher part is probably going to be a major focus of the movie but hopefully, it’s more like a regular biopic and not something like God’s Not Dead or Courageous. Forest Whitaker, Sonja Sohn, Sullivan Jones, John Magaro, Jasmine Matthews, and Lawrence Gilliard Jr co-star, and George Tillman Jr. directs.  The movie is out on April 28th and you can check out the trailer below.

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