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[ January 11th 2001 ]
actor Jon Voight has signed to play the late Howard
Cosell in Columbia Pictures' big-budget biopic
"Ali" for director Michael Mann and producer Jon
Peters. The project starts shooting today with
Will Smith in the title role. The careers of Cosell,
who died in 1995, and Muhammad Ali were intertwined
as much of Cosell's early television work revolved
around the heavyweight champion.
recently wrapped a role in Paramount Pictures'
"Tomb Raider," which stars his daughter Angelina
Jolie in the lead role of Lara Croft.