Mahershala Ali Lands Lead Position in HBO Collection About Boxing Legend Jack Johnson

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Mahershala Ali Lands Lead Role in HBO Series About Boxing Legend Jack Johnson


Mahershala Ali Lands Lead Role in HBO Series About Boxing Legend Jack Johnson
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The ‘Moonlight’ actor is about to play the world’s first black heavyweight boxing champion in an upcoming TV present primarily based on the documentary ‘Unforgivable Blackness’.

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Two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has signed on to play boxing legend Jack Johnson in a brand new HBO sequence.

Unruly” can be primarily based on the documentary “Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson“, directed by Ken Burns.

Ali beforehand performed Johnson, the world’s first black heavyweight boxing champion, in a stage manufacturing of “The Nice White Hope” in 2000.

Jackson as soon as took half in a boxing match, dubbed “the battle of the century,” in 1910 towards James J. Jeffries and dominated the boxing world from 1908 to 1915.

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