Deion Smith Joins Cast For George Foreman Biopic At Sony

Deadline is exclusively reporting that Deion Smith is the latest name to join the cast for the George Foreman biopic at Sony Pictures.

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The biopic will follow the remarkable life and times of George Foreman, from Olympic Gold medalist to World Heavyweight Champion, the Rumble in the Jungle fight with Muhammad Ali in Zaire, to preach, and then stepping back into the ring to regain the heavyweight championship at the age of forty-five, making him the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history.

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The report states that it isn’t known what role Deion Smith will be playing in the film. His credits include Outer Banks and Mr. Mercedes.

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The film will be directed by George Tillman Jr., who co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Baldwin, from an original draft by Dan Gordon. Peter Guber and David Zelon will serve as producers on the project for Mandalay Pictures.

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Deion Smith will join a cast that includes Khris DavisSullivan Jones, Forest Whitaker, Jasmine MatthewsSonja SohnJohn MagaroShein MompremierLawrence Gilliard Jr.Sam TrammellErica TazelMatthew GlaveAl Sapienza and Demetrius Grosse.

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The George Foreman biopic is currently scheduled for cinematic release on the 7th April 2023.