EXCLUSIVE: Peacock‘s limited series Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist has added six actors to its growing cast: Chloe Bailey (Candy Cane Lane), Melvin Gregg (Snowfall), Artrece Johnson (A Thousand One), Jalyn Hall (Genius: MLK/X), Clifton Powell (Black Lightning) and Lori Harvey. Production is set to begin next week
The series, based on the eponymous iHeartPodcast, will tell the story of how on the night of Ali’s defeat of Jerry Quarry, which came after he was banned from boxing for refusing to enter the military draft, hundreds of guests at an after-party were robbed at gunpoint, becoming one of the largest armed robberies the country has ever seen. Fight Night, set in Atlanta, will focus on the cop and the hustler at the center of it all.
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Previously announced cast includes Dexter Darden as Muhammad Ali, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Hart, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson and Don Cheadle.
Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist is created and written by Shaye Ogbonna who will co-showrun and executive produce the project alongside Jason Horwitch. In addition to the pair and Hart, executive producers also include Bryan Smiley and Mike Stein for Kevin Hart’s Hartbeat, Packer and Sabrina Wind for Will Packer Media, Conal Byrne, Will Pearson and Carrie Lieberman for iHeartPodcasts, Jeff Keating and Lars Jacobson. Craig Brewer executive produces and directs episodes 101, 102, 107 and 108. The project hails from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.
Gregg is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum, et al; Johnson is repped by Evolution Talent Agency and MRK MGMT; Hall is repped by Artist Collective Entertainment, Luber Roklin Entertainment and attorney Chris Abramson; Powell is repped by Pervis Talent Agency and Opus Entertainment.
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