CELEBRATED: Lebron James and Muhammad Ali (image via Getty Images)
LEBRON JAMES is teaming up with HBO to create a new documentary exploring the life of legendary boxer, Muhammad Ali.
The NBA-All star will be working with Antoine Fuqua and the premium cable network on a project, which will include a mix of original footage and re-creations, and will explore Ali's greatest triumphs and comebacks. It will paint an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, repeatedly dreamed and achieved the impossible
Speaking on the upcoming documentary, Ali's wife, Lonnie Ali said: "We are at a perfect time in history, and in our lives as Americans, to welcome this special documentary on Muhammad with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s SpringHill Entertainment and HBO."
"This documentary will have national and global appeal. I’m hopeful this documentary will engage the audience in a similar way Muhammad engaged his audience and fans."
"Without a doubt, Muhammad’s life journey provides simple yet extraordinary lessons for all of us, with perhaps the most important one being, to see and embrace the humanity in all people."
The untitled documentary is produced in partnership with the Muhammad Ali family estate and coordinated through Jamie Salter, chairman and CEO of the Authentic Brands Group, the majority stakeholder of the Muhammad Ali Brand.