George Foreman is a man who has done it all. The World Heavyweight Champion boxer, turned preacher, entrepreneur, minister, and author is at it again, this time via Sony/Affirm Films produced film about his life.
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is based on the remarkable true story of one of the greatest comebacks of all time and the transformational power of second chances. 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, makes history, and reclaims his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable World Heavyweight Boxing Champion ever at 45.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker George Tillman Jr. from a story by Dan Gordon and Frank Baldwin & George Tillman Jr, and a screenplay by Baldwin & Tillman, the film stars Khris Davis (Judas and the Black Messiah) as Foreman and also stars Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker as Foreman’s trainer and mentor Doc Broadus.
“…the greatest thing that this life can offer is the chance for everlasting life, finding God, and that’s what I found.” He’s right. Trophies and title belts eventually tarnish and corrode away, but what George has found lasts forever! I’m looking forward to watching the new movie coming out this weekend about his life—“Big George Foreman.”