Magazine article Screen International

The Works International AFM-Bound with Champs

Magazine article Screen International

The Works International AFM-Bound with Champs

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Mike Tyson has the AFM in his sights and will attend a buyer screening of the documentary after The Works International picked up sales rights.

Bert Marcus directed Champs, which features interviews with Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins as they discuss their lifelong journeys, travails and successes.

Celebrity interviewers include Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Ron Howard, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Spike Lee and Mary J Blige.

Last week it emerged that Amplify and Starz Digital Media had acquired North American rights and plan a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release.

Attorney Larry Kopeikin negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers with The Works CEO Laurence Gornall. The parties said the deal closed during the recent Toronto International Film Festival.

"I am honoured to be a part of Champs," said Tyson, who also serves as producer. …

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