The 2001 feature film “Ali,” which earned Academy Award nominations for actors Will Smith and Jon Voight, is returning to theaters for a limited run.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Pictures is rereleasing the Muhammad Ali biopic, in which Smith stars as the three-time heavyweight champ and Voight plays Howard Cosell. Smith will serve as a pallbearer at a memorial Friday for Ali in Louisville.
Ali died June 3 at 74.
In a statement released Wednesday, Rory Bruer, president of worldwide distribution for Sony Pictures, said: “With the passing of Muhammad Ali, we have received many requests for this film to return to theaters, in celebration of his life. The film truly honors 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.”
The movie will screen in a few hundred theaters nationwide this weekend, the report notes.