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Entertainment Mahershala Ali To Play Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson For New Miniseries

07:25  01 july  2020
07:25  01 july  2020 Source:   graziadaily.co.uk

Mahershala Ali To Play Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson For New Miniseries

  Mahershala Ali To Play Heavyweight Boxer Jack Johnson For New Miniseries Mahershala Ali is a big hit career-wise, but for a new HBO miniseries, he'llVariety has learned that the series is described as "an unapologetically Black, no-holds-barred telling of Johnson’s life. The first ever Black heavyweight boxing champion, the show would follow Johnson’s rise to greatness and the costs he paid for his skin color and defiance.

Mahershala Ali is attached to play boxer Jack Johnson in a limited series currently in the works at HBO, Variety has learned. The first ever Black heavyweight boxing champion, the show would He is also attached to star in a new “Blade” film for Marvel. He is currently under a first-look deal at

Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali is climbing back into the premium cable ring to play legendary boxer Jack Johnson in a limited series in development at HBO. Titled Unruly, the six-part series is being billed as “an unapologetically Black, no-holds-barred telling of Jack Johnson , the world’s first

a close up of a man: Mahershala Ali © Provided by Grazia Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali is a big hit career-wise, but for a new HBO miniseries, he'll be throwing actual punches. Ali is attached to star in and produce Unruly, the story of boxer Jack Johnson.

Variety has learned that the series is described as "an unapologetically Black, no-holds-barred telling of Johnson’s life. The first ever Black heavyweight boxing champion, the show would follow Johnson’s rise to greatness and the costs he paid for his skin color and defiance."

Mahershala Ali wearing a hat © Provided by Grazia

Dominique Morisseau is aboard to run the show, while the executive producer credit list includes Tom Hanks via his Playtone company and Ali's Known Wonder production team.

And this isn't the first time that the actor has tackled Johnson – he played the pugilist in a a stage production of The Great White Hope that ran in 2000. He's got a few new projects on his To-Do list, not the least of which is taking the lead as Blade in the MCU.

Bristol City sack Lee Johnson after nine-match winless run .
Saturday's 1-0 defeat to rivals Cardiff City - a fourth loss in a row - proved to be Lee Johnson's final game in charge of Bristol City.The Championship club fell to a late Danny Ward goal at Ashton Gate to make it seven defeats in a nine-game winless run, leaving them nine points off the play-offs with five games remaining.

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