Muhammed Ali, Malcolm X's friendship detailed in new 'Blood Brothers' trailer

Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Netflix explores the friendship between Muhammed Ali and Malcolm X in the new trailer for upcoming documentary, Blood Brothers.

The pair's deep bond and eventual fallout is showcased in the clip released Thursday employing archival photos and video.


Friends and family of the two icons including Malcolm X's daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, Muhammed Ali's daughter, Maryum Ali, and brother, Rahman Ali, appear in the documentary to offer insights into the duo alongside the Rev. Al Sharpton.

"They defined a whole generation to be themselves and be bold," Sharpton says.

Blood Brothers is coming to Netflix on Sept. 9.

Muhammed Ali died at age 74 in 2016 after a 32-year battle with Parkinson's disease. Malcolm X died at age 39 in 1965, the victim of an assassination in New York.

Sony Pictures Television is developing a drama series inspired by the life of Malcolm X.

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