Seems like boxing movies are the thing nowadays huh? Well for avid fans of the sport (or just sports fans in general), there’s another boxing film on the horizon, and it’s one we personally think you’ll like. Two-time World Heavyweight champion and Olympic Gold Medalist George Foreman is finally getting his story told by a way of a biopic, and from the looks of things, this is a film that sports fans will not want to miss out on. One of the most accomplished professional boxers of all time, Foreman is a World Boxing Hall of Fame and International Boxing Hall of Fame inductee most known for his resurgence as an “older boxer” in the latter half of his career, which saw him become the oldest World Heavyweight Champion in boxing history. Today, we'll look at what we know about the flick so far, like the Big George Foreman release date, trailer, and cast.
Get Into The Ring: Here's What We Know About the 'Big George Foreman' Biopic
The release date, trailer, cast and more.
Foreman officially retired at age 48 in 1997 with a final record of 76 wins (68 of which were knockouts) and 5 losses, and his boxing journey is now being chronicled with the film Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World. Here’s everything you need to know.
The 'Big George Foreman' Release Date:
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is set for a USA release on April 28th, 2023. The film is produced by Affirm Films and Mandalay Pictures, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. Big George is directed by George Tillman Jr.
The 'Big George Foreman' Cast:
Khris Davis, known for his previous work in Atlanta and Judas and the Black Messiah, stars as George Foreman. Forest Whitaker also stars in the film along with Jasmine Matthews (The Man from Toronto) and Sullivan Jones (Harlem) as Muhammad Ali.
What is 'Big George Foreman' About?
As mentioned earlier, Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World will chronicle the latter part of George Foreman’s career starting with his retirement which sees him becoming a preacher, his decision to get back into the ring at age 45 when financial hardship strikes his family and church, and his journey to becoming the oldest Heavyweight Champion in boxing history.
The 'Big George Foreman' Trailer:
What Can We Expect?
First of all, it looks like we can expect a very good film from the trailers alone. However, this is also an opportunity for those too young to have witnessed Foreman’s boxing comeback in real time to perhaps learn more about him. Or as TikTok likes to call it, “go down into a rabbit hole.” Whether you were fortunate enough to watch George Foreman live or are just now discovering him, this looks to be an enjoyable family film suitable for all ages.
Once again, Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World hits theaters on April 28th.