New Faith-Filled Movie BIG GEORGE FOREMAN Releases First Trailer About Famed Boxer

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New Faith-Filled Movie BIG GEORGE FOREMAN Releases First Trailer About Famed Boxer

By Movieguide® Staff

Sony Affirm recently released the first trailer for their upcoming faith-filled movie, BIG GEORGE FOREMAN about the life and career of the world-famous boxer and Christian minister.

“Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World is based on the remarkable true story of one of the greatest comebacks of all time and the transformational power of second chances,” Sony Pictures/Affirm Films wrote of the movie.

The movie stars Khris Davis as George Foreman, while Academy Award-winning actor Forest Whitaker plays his coach and mentor, Doc Broadus.

Over the course of his career, Foreman became one of the best boxers in history, famously winning two heavyweight titles two decades apart—in 1973 and 1994. He also became an Olympic Gold-medalist at the 1968  games held in Mexico City.

Up until Foreman’s 1974 battle with Muhammid Ali—known as “Rumble in the Jungle”—Foreman was undefeated in the ring. After the loss and a life-threatening experience, Foreman turned towards Christ and the life of a pastor—but he was far from done with his boxing career.

“Fueled by an impoverished childhood, Foreman channeled his anger into becoming an Olympic Gold medalist and World Heavyweight Champion, followed by a near-death experience that took him from the boxing ring to the pulpit,” the description of the movie reads. “But when he sees his community struggling spiritually and financially, Foreman returns to the ring and makes history by reclaiming his title, becoming the oldest and most improbable World Heavyweight Boxing Champion ever.”

The movie, which is set to debut on April 28, is directed by George Tillman Jr.

In his 2007 memoir ‘God in My Corner,’ Foreman reflected on how his faith in Christ and his heart for the Church.

“(In the late 1970s) I had been preaching occasionally in the church, and I loved to preach, so I bought thirty minutes of radio time on a Houston station and continued preaching. On my show, I talked a little about boxing and a lot about the good Lord,” he wrote. “I was living in Humble, a suburb of Houston, so when I went into the city to do my radio show, it wasn’t unusual for several friends from my former church to ask me to lead a Bible study or to pray with them. Three or four of us met in various homes; soon there were six or eight, then ten people attending. I didn’t really intend to start a new church, but eventually we found it beneficial to organize.”

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