EW has confirmed that Christopher Plummer and Frank Langella have signed on for Stephen Frears’ upcoming HBO project Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. Current Oscar favorite Plummer will play Supreme Court Associate Justice John Marshall Harlan II, and recent Sundance 2012 sensation Langella will take on the role of Chief Justice Warren Berger.
Shawn Slovo (Captain Corelli’s Mandolin) penned the script about Ali’s 1967 arrest for draft evasion, how he was he was stripped of his heavyweight championship title, and the legal battle that took him all the way to the Supreme Court.
Frears and his team are still looking for an actor to portray Ali.
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