Ving Rhames will lace up the gloves in his third* boxing themed movie when he plays former heavyweight legend Sonny Liston. The film is titled Phantom Punch and will be directed by Robert Townsend, yes the same Robert Townsend who bestowed us with such classics as Meteor Man. Phantom Punch will chronicle Liston’s rise to prominence as a heavyweight fighter, and the infamous fight with Muhammad Ali that sparked his professional demise.
Ving Rhames is an excellent actor, he’s played some of the toughest characters on screen, such as Marsellas Wallace in Pulp Fiction or the ex-con Melvin in Baby Boy. But on the flip side, he played the hilarious drag queen looking thing in Holiday Heart, and a similar role in I Now Pronounce You Chuck And Larry. He can do it all.
*Rhames played the role of Don King in “Only In America”, and “Undisputed” alongside Wesley Snipes.
Here’s the infamous Phantom Punch video by the way…