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‘Big George Foreman’ Trailer: A Truly Hard-Hitting Biopic About Boxing Icon

Big George Foreman

Sporting a title as big as he is, Sony Pictures on Wednesday dropped the official trailer for Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World, the biopic starring Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah) as the famed boxer-turned-preacher-turned-boxer known as one of the strongest to ever step in the ring.

George Tillman Jr directs the film, which hits theaters on April 28, 2023.

The screenplay by Frank Baldwin and Tillman tells Foreman’s story from his impoverished childhood, where anger fueled his fists, leading him to winning an Olympic gold medal in 1968 and becoming a heavyweight champion in 1973 beating Joe Frazier (the Howard Cosell line “down goes Frazier” became a sports classic).

A near-death experience after a subsequent fight, and after losing to Mohammad Ali in the “Rumble in the Jungle,” turned Foreman to a life devoted to God. He later returned to the ring and reclaimed his title at age 45 — the oldest ever to do it — in his own kind of second coming.

The trailer also hat-tips Foreman’s future pitchman success with the ubiquitous George Foreman grill.

Forest Whitaker also stars in Big George Foreman as trainer and mentor Doc Broadus. Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard Jr, John Magaro and Sonja Sohn also star.

The producer is David Zelon. Foreman is an executive producer along with Peter Guber, Wendy Williams and Henry Holmes.

Check out the trailer above.

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