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Netflix Orders Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali Documentary

Film to Be Releasing for Streaming on Thursday, September 9

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Netflix has greenlit a documentary called “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” from “black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his production company Khalabo Ink Society. The film, which will be available for streaming on Thursday, September 9, features never before seen archival footage and the story behind the friendship between the civil rights leader and the boxing legend. The logline: “Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali” tells the extraordinary story behind the friendship of two of the most iconic figures of the 20th century: Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. Few people understand the bond these men shared. The charismatic and outspoken Olympic champion who charmed the nation, and the ex-con-turned intellectual revolutionary who railed against the evils of white oppression by speaking truth to power. The message they carry, still as potent and relevant today as ever before. Their bond was undoubtedly deep, their friendship real and their legacies inextricably bound.

Marcus A. Clarke (“Unsolved Mysteries”, “Rapture”) is to direct and the producers are Kenya Barris and Jason Perez. Also executive producing are Erynn Sampson for Khalabo Ink Society; Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn for Lightbox; and Simon George.