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In Conversation With Christopher Plummer & First Look At New HBO Film

In Conversation With Christopher Plummer & First Look At New HBO FilmLegendary stage and screen actor Christopher Plummer discusses his extensive career and shares candid stories from his uniquely compelling life in a new interview, as well as reveals insights into his role in the new HBO film Muhammad Ali'S GREATEST FIGHT, sharing a new clip from the highly anticipated telepic.

Exhibiting his characteristic charm, as always, Plummer addresses a wide range of topics - such as theatre versus film, a particularly pertinent topic for the multi-media performer.

"I love variety - and, that's why I go back to the theatre so often. Being stuck in movies is not so satisfying," Plummer says of the juxtaposition of the two mediums and how that plays into his particular preferences.

Plummer also comments on his new HBO film, Muhammad Ali'S GREATEST FIGHT - co-starring none other than fellow Broadway/Hollywood star Benjamin Walker, among others.

In referencing his character and how he interacts with that of Walker's - both being lawyers - Plummer relates, "My character was very conservative and felt that the whole thing was a waste of time - until this very young clerk decided to fight on for Muhammad's cause."

As for the film's accuracy and it's authenticity to the real-life events, Plummer says, "I think it was a terribly difficult thing to film because of that and I think Stephen Frears did a remarkable job at keeping it as documentary-looking as possible.

What about the rest of the impressive cast, besides Walker? "Of course, we have a superlative cast - Frank Langella, Barry Levinson, Ed Begley, Jr...." Plummer says of the starry ensemble.

And, the future? "Just keep me alive in good roles and I'll be terribly happy," Plummer opines.

Elsewhere, Plummer also discusses the recent stage to screen adaptation of his hit one-man play BARRYMORE, as well as a potential upcoming stage venture he would like pursue in the near future and a Shakespeare music project touring symphonies, as well.

Muhammad Ali'S GREATEST FIGHT premieres on HBO later this year.

Also, don't miss my recent FLASH FRIDAY celebration of Christopher Plummer, available here.

View the recent interview with Christopher Plummer from NYC-ARTS below.

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