HBO has released the first teaser trailer for director Stephen Frears’ (The Queen) new film Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight. The deceiving title might make you think it’s all about that one great fight against Joe Frazier. Instead, the film focuses on Muhammad Ali’s refusal to go to Vietnam and the court battle that ensued, led by Justice Harlan (Christopher Plummer) and his clerk, played by Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker.
The film also stars Frank Langella, Danny Glover, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley Jr., Barry Levinson and Pablo Schreiber. It will premiere on HBO, October 5th.