Danny Glover Joins HBO's Muhammad Ali Biopic

Actor will play Thurgood Marshall.

Posted: 04/12/2012 11:00 AM EDT
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HBO and director Stephen Frears are planning to show audiences a whole new side of Muhammad Ali. The upcoming biopic, called Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, will take place in 1967 and follow Ali's refusal to fight in Vietnam. The heavyweight champ famously said, "I ain't got no quarrel with the Vietcong. No Vietcong ever called me n----r."

Danny Glover has just been added to the cast as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, alongside Christopher Plummer as Justice Marshall Harlan and Frank Langella as Chief Justice Warren Burger.

Interestingly, Frears has stated he won't cast an actor in the role of Ali, but will use archival footage instead.

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