Cousins Michael B. Jordan and Jay-Z ‘s are currently working together to bring the story of iconic boxer Muhammad Ali to our television screens!
According to Deadline Michael’s production company of Outlier Studio alongside JayZ ‘s Roc Nation brand will be pairing up with Amazon studios to executive produce the project.
Sources have confirmed that Ali’s estate are also onboard for the series and will be involved in its production.
“It’s an incredible honor and I bring tons of respect to it,” Jordan said in a forwarded statement regarding the series.
“It’s a healthy weight to carry, to be able to tell the story of Muhammad Ali. It’s a project where we’ve partnered with the estate and we’ll be able to tell this story with no red tape. I’m really excited about it, as a boxing enthusiast and since this is the world I’ve been living in the past five or six years with the Creed franchise.”
He continues, “To be able to honor Muhammad Ali and elaborate on his legacy is something I’m really excited about.”