Everything You Need To Know About ‘Big George Foreman’!

George Foreman’s story is coming to the big screen; here is everything you need to know about the new movie!

The Director of Big George Foreman is George Tillman Jr., who is known for directing the films The Hate U Give and Men of Honor. Tillman Jr. has experience in the realm of biopics; he directed the famous biopic Notorious, which follows the story of the famous rapper Biggie Smalls. He has also directed big shows like Power and Marvel’s Luke Cage.


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Khris Davis is set to play the Heavyweight Champion George Foreman, and Sullivan Jones will play one of his biggest rivals Muhammad Ali. Forest Whitaker is starring as Doc Broadus, and he will be joined by Jasmine Mathews, Sonja Sohn, Deion Smith, Judd Lormand, and John Magaro, among other talented actors.


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Here are a few other details about the making of the movie. It is a collaboration between Sony Pictures, Affirm Films, and Mandalay Pictures. The screenplay comes from Frank Baldwin and George Tillman Jr. The movie was produced by David Zelon with executive producers George Foreman, Peter Guber, Wendy S. Williams, and Henry Holmes.

Buckle up for the wild ride that is George Foreman’s life. Foreman was a bully and a brawler as a kid due to his rough upbringing, but he was saved when he met Job Corps and boxing coach, Doc Broaddus. He went on to win the Olympics in 1968 after 24 amateur boxing wins. He initially won the heavyweight title in 1973 with a victory over Walt Frazier; following the victory, he successfully defended his title twice but lost it to Muhammad Ali. He went on to eventually retire in 1977 and became a born-again Christian, and he was an ordained minister by 1978.

He founded a church and was funding a youth center to help underprivileged kids, but his money was running out. He came out of retirement to keep the youth center in place in 1987, but it was not until 1994 that he finally won the heavyweight title back. The incredible and inspirational true story will be brought to the big screen on April 28, 2023.


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