Will Smith isn't pulling any punches with his next big role as world famous boxer Muhammed Ali. He's been training for months and all that getting jiggy with it in the ring has paid off as Ali himself said watching Smith reminds him of just how great he used to be. It may not be the Rumble in the Jungle, but considering Ali's condition, it's a tribute to his dedication and the film's authenticity that he can even bring himself to rumble with Smith in Santa Monica showing him a few dance steps while he's at it. According to Big Will, Muhammed can still pummel the bag almost as hard as Smith's annoyingly catchy vibes pummel our poor ears.
Joining Mr. Smith will be fellow sitcom-star-turned-movie-star Jamie Foxx as Drew "Bundini" Brown, Mario Van Peebles making his first serious acting impression as Malcolm X and Jeffrey Wright, who was unforgettable as hilarious Latino drug lord Peoples Hernandez in "Shaft," playing Howard Bingham. Rumors suggest that Jon Voight will play cranky sportscaster Howard Cosell, but Voight's casting has yet to be confirmed.
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Compiled by Chris McOuat.