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LeBron James set to produce Muhammad Ali’s documentary

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Startraks Photo/REX (1439682w) Lonnie Ali, Maryum Ali and Muhammad Ali 4th Annual Life Changing Lives Benefit Honoring Muhammad Ali, Los Angeles, America - 11 Sep 2011 4th Annual Life Changing Lives Benefit Honoring Muhammad Ali, City National Grove of Anaheim, California

LeBron James is set to tell the story of The Greatest who died on June 3 at the age of 74.

The Cleveland Cavaliers star will be the executive producer of an HBO documentary on Muhammad Ali, who died earlier this year.

The yet-to-be-named film will be directed and produced by Antoine Fuqua, who also helmed the boxing drama Southpaw and Training Day.

“It’s tough to put into words how much it means to me to be a part of this project honouring the legacy and telling the extremely important story of the great Muhammad Ali,” James said.

HBO says the documentary, which will combine archival footage and cinematic reactions, will “explore Ali’s greatest triumphs and comebacks, painting an intimate portrait of a man who, against all odds, dreamed and achieved the impossible, over and over again.”

Ali’s family is also participating in the project, and his widow, Lonnie Ali, was excited about James’ involvement.

“This documentary will have national and global appeal,” she said.

“I’m hopeful this documentary will engage the audience in a similar way Muhammad engaged his audience and fans.”

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