He already had heavyweights “Platoon,” “Wall Street” and “Born on the Fourth of July” on his directing resume when Oliver Stone met with Muhammad Ali and Ali’s wife, Lonnie , to discuss a film about The Greatest. THE SCORE: MAS ‘NO MAS’ IN THE RING “(Ali) talked to me years later, with Lonnie, in the mid-’90s about the movie, but it never went beyond discussions,” Stone, the Academy Award winner, told The Score at Thursday’s Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony gala at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, where Ali made a rare public appearance to present an award. “It wasn’t a dream situation where the filmmaker has control over what he wants to show. It was an interesting meeting that didn’t turn out.” Director Michael Mann, of course, ended up behind the camera for “Ali,” the 2001 flick that starred Will Smith as the former heavyweight champ. Stone, 66, said that although he’s “not a boxing fanatic,” he followed Ali’s rise in the ’60s, including when both men made drastically different decisions in 1967 with regard to the Vietnam War: Stone enlisted in the Army and served in the 25th Infantry Division and 1st Calvary while Ali refused to come… Read full this story
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