Is a musical version of the Muhammad Ali/George Forman film "When We Were Kings" Broadway-bound?
According to producer David Sonenberg, a musical adaptation of his Oscar-winning 1996 film "When We Were Kings" is actively in development and could land on Broadway as early as 2020. The musical is said to feature a book by Shelley Marcus and the score will feature R&B classics from the 1974 Zaire music festival, as well as The Fugee's hit “Rumble In The Jungle”. "When We Were Kings" centers on one of the most infamous boxing matches in history, as Mohammed Ali took on George Foreman in Zaire, Africa, in 1974. "The details of Ali’s life are as relevant today as they were 45 years ago," commented Sonenberg. "Ali’s story, as depicted in ‘When We Were Kings’ fuses sports, music, dance, politics, race and culture in a way that should be compelling to a broad global audience."