Michael K. Williams Cast As George Foreman’s Trainer, Doc Broadus, In Upcoming Biopic
Michael K. Williams will appear in George Foreman‘s biopic–and he’s starring as someone who had a big influence on the former boxer’s life!
Michael K. Williams is the latest star to join the cast of George Foreman‘s upcoming biopic. Specifically, The Wire star is slated to play Charles “Doc” Broadus, who was George Foreman‘s first boxing coach and mentor.
Doc Broadus met George Foreman while working as a supervisor for Job Corps. George Foreman joined Job Corps as a teenager, and–because Doc Broadus also ran a boxing program–the pair soon began training. Less than a year after beginning his training with Doc Broadus, George Foreman won a gold medal in heavyweight boxing at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Doc Broadus served as a mentor for George Foreman throughout his boxing career, and the pair remained in contact until Doc Broadus‘ 2005 death.
Michael K. Williams addressed his upcoming role in the biopic, which is being directed by George Tillman, on both Instagram and Twitter. Yesterday (Monday, Aug. 30th), the actor simply wrote:
“Excited to be working with u bro @george_tillman.”
George Tillman responded on Twitter, writing:
“Long overdue man, I’m looking forward to it.”
On top of Michael K. Williams, the biopic will also star actors Khris Davis and Sullivan Jones.
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