‘Ali’ biopic featuring Will Smith to return to theaters

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This weekend, the Muhammad Ali biopic Ali –– starring Will Smith — will make its way back to theaters after the world-renowned boxer passed away last week at the age of 74 due to septic shock.

In an effort to honor Ali, Sony has made the decision to re-release the 2001 biopic in theaters.

“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,” Sony President of Worldwide Distribution, Rory Bruer said. “Muhammad Ali truly was The Greatest, and this tribute is a great way to honor him.”

The movie was a major part of Will Smith’s acting career, earning him his first ever nomination for best actor at the 2002 Academy Awards.

The film will hit theaters on June 10, the same date as Ali’s funeral.

Both the service and the procession are open to the public, and will be held in his hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.

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