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First Trailer for HBO’s MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:29 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson

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The first full trailer for HBO’s new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight has popped up online. The film, which is directed by Stephen Frears’ (The Queen), focuses on Muhammad Ali’s refusal to go to Vietnam and the court battle that ensued, centering on Justice Harlan (Christopher Plummer) and his clerk, played by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker.  Ali’s is portrayed using archival footage, as the majority of the film involves the internal debates between the justices and clerks who faced an incredibly tough decision at a tumultuous time for America.  HBO always crafts such amazing films, and this looks to be no different. I applaud their decision to not cast Muhammad Ali, and instead use archival footage for the “Great One.”

Hit the jump to watch the full trailer.  The film also stars Frank Langella, Danny Glover, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Barry Levinson, and Pablo Schreiber.  Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight premieres on HBO on October 5th.

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