Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Sony to Re-Release 'Ali' This Weekend

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Sony to Re-Release 'Ali' This Weekend

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Sony will re-release Michael Mann's 2001 biopic Ali this weekend after the studio received numerous requests following the death of Muhammad Ali on June 3.

The film's release will be limited to a few hundred locations nationwide. Will Smith and Jon Voight earned lead and supporting actor Oscar nominations, respectively.

"The film truly honours everything that made Ali one of the central figures of our time, a man who commanded his sport but whose personal faith and principles made him mean so much more," said Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures.

* Fathom Events is staging a theatrical release of Batman: The Killing Joke on July 25. Fathom Events will release the film in partnership with Warner Bros., Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Warner Bros. …

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