On one incredible night in 1964, four icons of sports, music, and activism gathered to celebrate one ofthe biggest upsets in boxing history. When underdog Cassius Clay, soon to be called Muhammad Ali, (EliGoree), defeats heavy weight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay memorializedthe event with three of his friends: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and JimBrown (Aldis Hodge).
Based on the award-winning play of the same name, and directed by Regina King, One Night In Miami...is a fictional account inspired by the historic night these four formidable figures spent together. It looksat the struggles these men faced and the vital role they each played in the civil rights movement andcultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, religion,and personal responsibility still resonate.