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Sony Pictures’ new sports biopic about George Foreman, Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World, is now playing in theaters and tells the remarkable true story of one of the greatest comebacks of all time and the transformational power of second chances.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker George Tillman Jr. from a story by Dan Gordon and Frank Baldwin and George Tillman Jr, and a screenplay by Baldwin and Tillman, the film stars Khris Davis as Foreman and Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker as Foreman’s trainer and mentor, Doc Broadus.
Fueled by an impoverished childhood, Foreman channeled his anger into becoming an Olympic Gold medalist and World Heavyweight Champion, followed by a near-death experience that took him from the boxing ring to the pulpit. But when he sees his community struggling spiritually and financially, Foreman returns to the ring and makes history by reclaiming his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable World Heavyweight Boxing Champion ever.
We had the pleasure of speaking with George Foreman himself, as well as Forest Whitaker and Khris Davis on the Popternative show about the new film and what went into to making it. Though centered on boxing, Foreman explains how he wanted the movie to depict his life and not just the boxing aspect, which is exactly what the movie portrays.
Watch the interviews below.
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is playing in theaters.
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