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Sony Pictures to hire extras for George Foreman biopic in Shreveport

Sony Pictures to hire extras for George Foreman biopic in Shreveport

If you want to fulfill your acting dream, now is your chance. 

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins announced during Tuesday’s city council meeting that Sony Pictures plans to film the story of former boxing champion George Foreman.

Sony representatives were scheduled to shoot in New Orleans but Hurricane Ida changed their plans.

Their plan now is to reset the movie here in Shreveport. They have been working with the mayor’s office and the city’s economic development team.

Sony line producer, Wendy Williams said the title of the movie is “Heart of a Lion” the life story of George Foreman. 

George Foreman attends the Hublot x WBC "Night of Champions" Gala at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“Our goal here is to bring the movie in for our first block of shooting and potentially our second,” Williams explained. “The first block would be 34 shooting days starting at the beginning of November at many different locations around the greater Shreveport area.”

The entire movie is period-based and captures Foreman’s life from the time he was 11 to age 45.

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