Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Muhammad Ali ‘Fight Night’ Series

The man, the myth, the legend, Samuel L. Jackson, is about to take us on a wild ride in the upcoming Peacock Muhammad Ali limited series, “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist.”

Buckle up as Deadline spills the beans that Jackson is stepping into the shoes of none other than Frank Moten, a real-life underworld big shot crowned the Black Godfather by the ever-so-classy NY tabloids. Move over, regular godfathers, we’ve got a color upgrade!

And if that’s not enough to tickle your funny bone, guess who’s at the helm directing the first two episodes? None other than Craig Brewer, because why settle for a regular director when you can have the man who’s practically the maestro of making things epic?

Kevin Hart, the pint-sized powerhouse of humor, will not only be gracing the screen but also flexing his producing muscles in this limited series extravaganza. Peacock must’ve hit the jackpot with this one in December 2023.

Shaye Ogbonna and Jason Horwitch, the puppet masters behind the scenes, will be pulling the strings as executive producers and showrunners. It’s like a behind-the-scenes dance party, and we’re all invited!

Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is bringing this spectacle to life. It’s like they say, “Go big or go home,” and Universal is definitely not going home. Not today.

Now, for the juicy details – the series promises to unravel the mystery of the night Ali punched his way into victory against Jerry Quarry. Picture this: a banned-from-boxing Ali, a post-fight after-party, and bam! Hundreds of guests robbed at gunpoint. It’s like Ocean’s Eleven but with more punches and less George Clooney.

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And speaking of punches, let’s not forget that Jackson isn’t just a smooth-talking actor. He’s got an Oscar nomination under his belt for Pulp Fiction – the film that made us all want to quote scripture with a side of profanity.

Jackson has dabbled in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he’s the eye-patch-wearing maestro, Nick Fury. Because what’s a career without a little superhero action, right?

From Unbreakable to Snakes on a Plane, Jackson’s filmography is like a rollercoaster – thrilling, occasionally terrifying, and always leaving you wanting more. So, gear up for “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist,” where Samuel L. Jackson is set to steal the show, and possibly a million dollars too.

Samuel L. Jackson to Star in Muhammad Ali ‘Fight Night’ Series


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