Sony to re-release Ali in theaters

Sony To Re-Release Ali In Theaters

Sony Pictures announced they will re-release their 2001 Muhammad Ali biopic, Ali, in theaters this weekend to honor the legendary boxer, who passed away on Friday (June 3) at 74.

Will Smith stars as Ali in the Michael Mann film which “charts the life and career of the three-time Heavyweight champion, philanthropist and civil rights icon from 1964 to his 1974 victory over George Foreman in the infamous “Rumble in the Jungle” bout.”

Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution said, “With the passing of Muhammad Ali, we have received many requests for this film to return to theaters, in celebration of his life.”

“The film truly honors everything that made Ali one of the central figures of our time, a man who commanded his sport but whose personal faith and principles made him mean so much more,” Bruer added. “Muhammad Ali truly was The Greatest, and this tribute is a great way to honor him.”

Ali will play in a couple hundred theaters nationwide this weekend.

Do you plan to go see it?