JAY-Z is teaming up with Michael B. Jordan to put together an Amazon limited series about the life of Muhammad Ali.
"The Greatest" will be executive produced by Jordan’s Outlier Society and Jay’s Roc Nation.
“It’s an incredible honor and I bring tons of respect to it,” Jordan said. “It’s a healthy weight to carry, to be able to tell the story of Muhammad Ali. It’s called The Greatest right now and we’re partnered with Roc Nation on the music side of things. It’s a project where we’ve partnered with the estate and we’ll be able to tell this story with no red tape. It’s a limited series that will really dive into the life of Muhammad Ali. I’m not going to be too specific beyond that, but we’ll be able to get to know him in ways we haven’t had a chance to before.”
Jordan won’t be playing the role of Ali, but he’ll be a key factor in developing a series that differs from 2001’s Ali and 2020’s One Night in Miami.
“This is character-driven and compelling,” Jordan said. “People know Muhammad Ali from his boxing days, but this is an opportunity to go beyond the ring, and more into the man. It’s going to give more of a 360-degree view of who he was.
Music will be provided by Roc Nation.
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