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Antoine Fuqua and LeBron James Make Deal with HBO for Multi-Part Muhammad Ali Documentary

Muhammad Ali Documentary Coming to HBO
Muhammad Ali (PETER BROOKER/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK)

article by Debra Birnbaum via Variety.com

The “Greatest of All Time” is getting the HBO treatment.  The cabler is partnering with director Antoine Fuqua (“Training Day”) and LeBron James for a multi-part documentary about the life of Muhammad Ali.

The as yet-untitled documentary, which will explore Ali’s greatest triumphs and comebacks, has started production. It hails from James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and Fuqua’s Fuqua Films. No air date has been set.

“Muhammad Ali is indisputably one of the most iconic and distinctive figures in the history of world sports,” said Kary Antholis, president of HBO miniseries and Cinemax. “His impact resonates far beyond the boxing ring and is woven deep into the cultural and social tapestry of the second half of the 20th century. From the moment LeBron James told us of his deep visceral connection to Ali’s life and legacy, we were committed to helping him realize this film, and our enthusiasm has only grown as Antoine Fuqua has developed his compelling cinematic vision for telling one man’s incredible journey.”

Said Fuqua, “Muhammad Ali meant many things to many people, and he is someone who had a deep impact on me from an early age. Being given the opportunity to tell his story, both inside and outside of the ring, is a privilege, and a dream come true.”

To read full article, go to: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/hbo-muhammad-ali-documentary-hbo-lebron-james-antoine-fuqua-1201939411/

Antoine Fuqua and Jerry Bruckheimer Team to Bring “Training Day” TV Series to CBS

Training Day TV Show CBS
Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke in original “Training Day” (Photo: COURTESY OF WARNER BROS.)

According to Variety.com, CBS is producing a pilot based on the 2001 movie “Training Day,” which starred Denzel Washington and Ethan Hawke, and for which Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor.  The television adaptation is set in the present-day Los Angeles Police Department, with the series picking up 15 years after the events of the Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures film.

The original “Training Day” movie director Antoine Fuqua is attached as director and executive producer for the series, and has teamed up with producer Jerry Bruckheimer  for the reboot.  Will Beall (“Gangster Squad,” “Castle”), a former LAPD detective, will write the pilot script, also serving as an executive producer.

“Training Day” followed a rookie cop (played by Hawke) who was paired with a rogue detective (Washington) on his first day on the job as a Los Angeles narcotics officer.

The television project will be produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, Fuqua Films and Warner Bros. TV for CBS.

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow @lakinhutcherson)