Antoine Fuqua and LeBron James are partnering on a multi-part Muhammad Ali documentary for HBO. The untitled project will be directed by Fuqua (“Training Day,” “The Magnificent Seven”) and follow the life and career of Ali, who passed away at the age of 74 earlier this year.
“It’s tough to put into words how much it means to me to be a part of this project honoring the legacy and telling the extremely important story of the great Muhammad Ali,” says James in a statement. “He transcended sports and used his platform to empower people, which paved the way for all athletes and people of every race and gender that came after him, myself included.”
“Muhammad Ali meant many things to many people, and he is someone who had a deep impact on me from an early age,” adds Fuqua. “Being given the opportunity to tell his story, both inside and outside of the ring, is a privilege, and a dream come true, and I couldn’t have found better partners than LeBron and HBO to help memorialize ‘The Greatest of All Time.'” The film has already begun production and will premiere on HBO, though no air date has been announced.