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George Foreman Biopic Set for March 2023 at Sony

Biopic was previously schedule to be released Sept. 2022

Sony Pictures has dated the “Untitled George Foreman Biopic” to be released on March 24, 2023, the studio announced on Friday.

The biopic was previously scheduled to be released on Sept. 16, 2022. Sony will now release Tri-Star Pictures’ “The Woman King” in its place.

The “Untitled George Forman Biopic” from AFFIRM Films will follow the remarkable life and times of George Foreman, from Olympic Gold medalist to World Heavyweight champion, Rumble in the Jungle fight with Muhammad Ali in Zaire, to preacher, then stepping back in the ring to regain the heavyweight champion at age 45, the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

The biopic will be directed by George Tillman Jr. The screenplay is written by Frank Baldwin and George Tillman Jr., and original screenplay by Dan Gordon. Producers are Peter Guber and David Zelon. The film is to star Khris Davis as Foreman and Sullivan Jones as legendary fighter Muhammad Ali. Michael K. Williams, who recently passed away, was previously attached to play Doc Broadus, who was Foreman’s trainer and mentor.

“The Woman King” is a historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries. The story follows Nanisca, General of the all-female military unit, and Nawi, an ambitious recruit, who together fought enemies who violated their honor, enslaved their people, and threatened to destroy everything they’ve lived for.

That film is set to be directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood. Based on an original screenplay by Dana Stevens and current draft by Dana Stevens and Gina Prince-Bythewood. producers are Cathy Schulman, Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Maria Bello. The film will star Viola Davis, Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and John Boyega.