Movie News

David Oyelowo to play Sugar Ray Robinson

David Oyelowo to play Sugar Ray Robinson

David Oyelowo (“The Butler”, “Nina”) will play legendary boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in a new biopic from ”Moneyball” producer Rachael Horovitz and ”Game Change” scribe Danny Strong.

Deadline says the film, which up-and-comer Oyelowo will executive produce, is based on the Wil Haygood biography ‘Sweet Thunder: The Life And Times Of Sugar Ray Robinson’.

Haygood wrote a draft of the script. There’s a possibility that Strong may do a rewrite on it.

The deal for Oyelowo came together on the set of “The Butler”, which Strong wrote and the former stars in.

ShareShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on Pinterest

About PHOEBE GALLAGHER

Psychiatrist nurse that brings her love of cinema and medical opinion to Moviehole.

View All Posts

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message

captcha

Movie News

Psychiatrist nurse that brings her love of cinema and medical opinion to Moviehole.

More in Movie News

thewalksmall

Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes The Walk on new poster

Ashleigh DaviesApril 19, 2015
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

Elizabeth Perkins follows Cooper to Preacher

Ashleigh DaviesApril 19, 2015
jurassic-world-poster2

Jurassic World Poster 2

Ashleigh DaviesApril 19, 2015

Login

Lost your password?