Mogul Jay-Z and actor Michael B. Jordan are teaming up to bring the story of a sports icon to the small screen. According to Deadline, the two are working on a television series about the life and legacy of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.
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The collaborative project is being executive produced by Jordan’s Outlier Society production company and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for Amazon Studios. It is the first project under a production deal that Jordan inked with the television and film distributor. Although there are limited details surrounding the project, Muhammad Ali’s estate will reportedly be involved in the creation of the series. The project will be penned by Josh Wakely.
Jordan says he’s excited to team up with Roc Nation and Amazon Studios to bring a new angle of Ali’s storied career to the forefront. “It’s an incredible honor and I bring tons of respect to…