A new faith-based film is set to hit the big screen this week.
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is based on the true story of Foreman's life, from his rise to international acclaim as a boxer, Olympic gold medalist, savvy businessman and his path to faith and ministry.
"Audiences who enjoy faith films will find the George Foreman life story compelling,” said Rich Peluso, EVP and Head of AFFIRM Films. “It’s the story of someone who rises up over incredible human conditions. It is incredible and impossible but also true.”
Fueled by an impoverished childhood, Foreman channelled 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.
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.
Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World will release in theatres across the country on April 28, 2023.