Newswire: Ang Lee’s 3-D boxing drama has a new studio, possible cast

Ang Lee has been trying to bring Muhammed Ali and Joe Frazier’s titanic “Thrilla In Manilla” fight to cinema screens for several years now. For whatever reason though, the project just wasn’t coming together: It spent some time in development at Universal back in 2013, but when nothing came of it, Lee went off to make the upcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk for TriStar. The Oscar-winning director is apparently both persistent and resourceful, because the film is now over at Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8, and it looks to be moving forward. According to Deadline, Lee has already begun scouting locations. And The Wrap reports that Ray Fisher (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) is being considered to portray Ali against David Oyelowo as (Interstellar, Selma) as Frazier. (No official offers have yet been made.)

And as Lee has seemingly been infected by the 3-D virus …

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