Date: 5th December 2000
FOREST GUMP actor MYKELTI WILLIAMSON is set to get stuck into the role of DON KING in the forthcoming MUHAMMED ALI movie.
The upcoming star, who played BUBBA alongside TOM HANKS in the Oscar-winning film, is in final negotiations to star with another Hollywood heavyweight, WILL SMITH, in the cinematic biography.
JAMIE FOXX and MARIO VAN PEEBLES have already won the roles of DREW "BUNDINI" BROWN and MALCOLM X, while the parts of GEORGE FOREMAN and JOE FRAZIER are still uncast. (KW/WNWCAN/CPT)