Netflix has announced a new feature documentary, Blood Brothers: Malcom X & Muhammad Ali, that will premiere on the streaming service on September 9.
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali tells the story behind the friendship between two icons of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X, which few understood. The message they carried is as potent and relevant today as ever before, and their friendship was real, binding their legacies during the Civil Rights movement and beyond.
The film is directed by Marcus A. Clarke (Unsolved Mysteries, Rapture) and comes from producers Kenya Barris (black-ish) for his Khalabo Ink Society prodco and Jason Perez, and is based on the book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X from authors Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith. Executive producers are Erynn Sampson for Khalabo Ink Society, Jonathan Chinn and Simon Chinn for Lightbox, and Simon George.
Barris and Khalabo Ink Society are also producing an upcoming documentary on civil rights attorney Ben Crump, also for Netflix.