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    Review: 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' Floats But Doesn't Quite Sting

    Capturing the magnetic, larger than life personality of Muhammad Ali has been something only a few actors have tried over the years, including Will Smith, Darius McCrary and Terrence Howard. And while the boxing legend and sports world superstar can be imitated, he simply can't be duplicated. So cal...

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    Watch: Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella Debate a Boxing Legend's Fate in the Trailer for 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

    Bill Siegel's documentary "The Trials of Muhammad Ali," currently in theaters, covers the legendary boxer's Supreme Court battle over his refusal to be conscripted to fight in the Vietnam War. HBO will be offering a scripted take on the same subject when it premieres "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" ...

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    Watch: New Trailer For Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

    Playing in limited release right now is the rather excellent documentary, "The Trials Of Muhammad Ali" (our review), which gives a fascinating, in depth look at the legal battles the fighter faced, including his highly publicized decision to claim conscientious objector status when drafted for the V...

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    Watch: Teaser Trailer & New Pics For Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'

    Festival scheduling can be difficult, with overlaps and conflicts ruining even the noblest of intentions. And thus, we were slightly bummed to miss Stephen Frears' "Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight" at the Cannes Film Festival this May. At least at first. Word on the picture was muted at best, and it's...

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    Watch: Battling For the Right Not to Go to War in the Teaser for Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

    HBO made a splash at Cannes with Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," its glitzy, funny, tragic biopic of Liberace (Michael Douglas) by way of his young lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). But the premium network also had another, admittedly less sexy film playing at the festival.

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    Watch: 3 Clips From Stephen Frears' Cannes Film 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight'

    If further evidence were needed that the lines between TV and film are becoming less and less visible, Cannes has provided a decent opportunity. Last year saw "Hemingway & Gellhorn" get an out-of-competition screening, whereas this year went one better, and has seen Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The C...

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    Benjamin Walker Talks 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight,' Discusses The Wushu Aspects Of The Aborted 'Paradise Lost' Adaptation

    One of the crucial aspects of this Friday's "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" was seeing a fresh face in the lead role, allowing him to become the bloodsucker-loathing President. However, the anonymity of Benjamin Walker, who stars as the axe-swinging badass, isn't expected to last, with the thesp i...

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    Danny Glover, Barry Levinson, Bob Balaban & More Join Stephen Frears’ 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'

    The Stephen Frears-directed “Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” has had no shortage of casting updates since things got underway back in February, with future “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” star Benjamin Walker joining the fold as Kevin Kennedy, a Supreme Court clerk who...

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    Benjamin Walker Joins Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'; Archival Footage To Be Used To Portray Famed Boxer

    Benjamin Walker burst onto the radar of many when he was cast as Beast in Matthew Vaughn’s “X-Men: First Class,” before subsequently being ousted for age reasons and replaced by Nicholas Hoult. Walker wasted little time finding more high-profile work, hopping aboard the recent...

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    Christopher Plummer & Frank Langella Join Stephen Frears' 'Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight'

    Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali’s remarkable skills as an athlete in the ring, and his larger than life persona outside it, have led to more than few films about his life. Most notably among the litter is Michael Mann’s Will Smith-starring “Ali,” and of course there is subtly ti...

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