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Stephen Frears' Muhamad Ali telepic may land Benjamin Walker of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Walker's close to landing a deal with HBO for the upcoming Muhammad Ali telepic concerning the boxing legends battle with the supreme court, reports Variety. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight follows Ali's fight with the Supreme Court concerning his Muslim beliefs as a conscientious objector at the time of the Vietnam War, which lead to him spending three years in boxing exile after being convicted by a Houston court in 1967. Stephen Frears (Chéri, Tamara Drewe, the upcoming Lay the Favorite) directs, making use of real footage, and not casting any actor to take the role of Ali »

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