HBO has released the first trailer for a new film they have made called Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. It tells the story of Ali’s Supreme Court battle to stay out of the Vietnam War.
If you’re not familiar with the backstory, the boxer was drafted in the ’60s but he refused to go due to his religion and went on to declare himself a conscientious objector. Because of those actions, he was convicted of draft evasion and his title and boxing license were taken away from him. He went on to appeal the conviction which ended up in the Supreme Court, which is where the movie picks up.
It stars Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, and Danny Glover, who play some of the Supreme Court justices. Ali is not played by any actor in the film. The filmmakers got really clever, and the boxing legend only appears in archival footage.