HBO Punches Up Trailer for Muhammad Ali Documentary
HBO has released a trailer for its sports documentary series What's My Name: Muhammad Ali, which premieres May 14.
The two-part series -- the first feature-length HBO production from LeBron James' SpringHill Entertainment, and directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) -- explores the former heavyweight boxing champion's challenges, confrontations, comebacks and triumphs through recordings of his own voice, according to HBO.
James, Fuqua and Maverick Carter serve as executive producers on the project along with Paul Wachter, Bill Gerber, Jamie Salter and Glen Zipper, said HBO.
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