Netflix had dropped an intriguing and promising trailer exploring the extraordinary relationship between the two iconic figures, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X and has now announced that the documentary is set to arrive on September 9, 2021.
Produced by Kenya Barris, known for Black-ish, and directed by Marcus A. Clarke, the documentary will trace how the two legends, one who reigned supreme in the boxing ring and the other, a passionate civil rights activist who was assassinated, became the closest of friends.
The documentary will bridge the gap between their two very different worlds, showing how “destiny” made them meet before ultimately delving into the tragic end of such an extraordinary bond.
The documentary will feature interviews from people close to the pair, including Malcolm X’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, who is busy working on her own documentary for her father, Ali’s brother Rahman, daughters Maryum and Hana Ali, besides other eminent personalities such as Al Sharpton and Cornel West, who shall all provide a hint of personal touch and experience to the story.
Their larger-than-life brotherhood and lives have always been immortalised in cinema, documentaries and more but this will be a more intimate and personal look at the duo’s bonding, friendship and ultimate falling out.
Watch the trailer below: