Terrence Howard Joins Cast of ‘Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist’

Terrence Howard Joins Cast of 'Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist'

Terrence Howard is the latest addition to the cast of Peacock’s true crime limited series, “Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist.” Ordered to series in December, the show is based on the Will Packer-produced podcast chronicling an armed robbery during Muhammad Ali’s 1970 comeback fight in Atlanta.

Howard joins previously cast Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Hart.

The Atlanta-set series, created by Shaye Ogbonna, explores the night of Ali’s victory over Jerry Quarry. That night was a significant moment following Ali’s ban from boxing for refusing military draft entry. The after-party turned into one of the largest armed robberies in U.S. history.

Howard will play the role of Richard “Cadillac” Wheeler, a series regular and a gangster associated with the Council of 12. Jackson portrays Frank Moten, known as “the Black Godfather.”

Ogbonna and Jason Horwitch will serve as showrunners, unraveling the stories of a hustler and an Atlanta detective, one of the city’s first Black police officers. The series aims to shed light on Atlanta’s identity as “the Black Mecca.”

Executive producers include Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein, Will Packer, Sabrina Wind, Conal Byrne, Will Pearson, Carrie Lieberman, Jeff Keating, and Lars Jacobson. Craig Brewer, director of “Dolemite Is My Name,” is set to direct the first two episodes, with Tiffany Brown and Kenny Burns co-executive producing.

The project reunites Howard with Craig Brewer, who will direct and executive produce the first two episodes of the series. The pair previously worked together on Brewer’s 2005 feature Hustle & Flow and on the Fox series Empire.

This also marks a return to Peacock as he most recently appeared in the streamer’s limited series The Best Man: The Final Chapters, Peacock’s first original to break into Nielsen’s Top 10 streaming rankings.

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