With the amount of biopics in production right now, it appears that it’s biopic season in Hollywood. Andre 3000 is in the process of bringing back to life Jimmy Hendricks, while there appears to be a growing controversy over the casting of Zoe Saldana as Nina Simone in her biopic. Now, David Oyelowo is the latest to recreate a real person as boxer Sugar Ray Robinson in Sweet Thunder.
According to Deadline, the film will be based on the Wil Haygood’s biography “Thunder: The Life And Times Of Sugar Ray Robinson”, which was first published in 2009. | Full Story