Boxing legend Mohammad Ali’s death left a great void with US President Obama being one of the first to offer condolences.
As a tribute to the American icon, the biopic, Ali will be re-released in theatres once again due to public demand. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be a limited release and will be screened in a few hundred cinemas in America.
“With the passing of Muhammad Ali, we have received many requests for this film to return to theaters, in celebration of his life,” said Rory Bruer, president of Sony.
“The film truly honors everything that made Ali one of the central figures of our time, a man who commanded his sport but whose personal faith and principles made him mean so much more,” he added. “Muhammad Ali truly was The Greatest, and this tribute is a great way to honor him.”
Ali grossed over $87 million worldwide at the box office in 2001. Will Smith, who plays Muhammad Ali in the biopic, is a big fan of the boxing legend.
He will also be one of the pallbearers at Ali’s memorial funeral.