The official trailer for the George Foreman biopic, titled “Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World,” from director George Tillman Jr., explores the life of the legendary boxer-turned-minister. Forest Whitaker stars as Doc Broadus, the boxer’s former trainer who introduced him to the sport, while Khris Davis will play Foreman. Sullivan Jones will play Muhammad Ali, as the two boxers had iconic fights during their careers, including the Rumble in the Jungle fight in Zaire.
The biopic will follow the highlights of Foreman’s boxing career, including his winning Olympic gold at the 1968 Mexico City Games and his run as heavyweight champion of the world. Outside of his boxing career, the narrative will cover Foreman finding his faith, retiring, and becoming a preacher. Finally, it will document his return to the ring at the age of 45 when his family and his church face financial difficulties. He went on to claim the heavyweight champion title, becoming the oldest in boxing history to do so.
Outside of the biopic, Foreman is a holder of both the World Boxing Hall of Fame and the International Boxing Hall of Fame. The 73-year-old is also known for his entrepreneurship, having worked with Spectrum Brands to create the popular George Foreman Grill in 1994.
The cast includes Jasmine Mathews, Sullivan Jones, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., John Magaro, and Sonja Sohn. It is directed by George Tillman Jr. from a story by Dan Gordon, Frank Baldwin and Tillman Jr., from a screenplay by Baldwin Tillman Jr.