Magazine article Screen International

Drama Biopic about Muhammad Ali's Brother Heads to Cannes

Magazine article Screen International

Drama Biopic about Muhammad Ali's Brother Heads to Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: Film about Rahaman Ali to be sold by Goalpost Film.

Goalpost Film has partnered with Evan J. Bochetto to produce a feature length film based on the life-story of Rahaman Ali, Muhammad Ali's younger brother and only sibling.

Currently in development, the film will trace the brothers' life-long relationship from humble beginnings in Louisville to their respective boxing careers, civil rights struggles and their battle with Parkinson's disease.

A talented boxer in his own right, Rahaman took a back seat to Ali's successes. Despite their at times contentious relationship, Rahaman dedicated his life to the sport and to his brother's career; training alongside Ali as his top sparring partner, under the tutelage of Joe Martin and Angelo Dundee.

"I miss my brother dearly," said Rahaman. "He loved and was kind to people. He was a very generous man and I always felt our lives were blessed. I am so excited that our story as brothers will now be known."

Caroline Ali, Rahaman's wife and caretaker, will work with Bochetto and Whalley on the biopic.

"We are excited to partner with Evan to bring this momentous story to life," said Whalley. …

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