Antoine Fuqua is the director behind such films as Training Day, The Magnificent Seven, The Equalizer, The Equalizer 2, Southpaw, Olympus Has Fallen, Brooklyn’s Finest, and King Arthur. He directed and executive produced the documentary American Dream/American Knightmare on the legendary Marion “Suge” Knight and directed the blues documentary Lightning in a Bottle, executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Through his production company, Fuqua Films, Fuqua generates content for both film and television including serving as executive producer on the FOX medical drama The Resident.
Most recently, he directed and executive produced the critically acclaimed documentary What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, for HBO, which was a winner at the 2020 PGA Awards in the Outstanding Sports Program category and the 2020 Sports Emmys® in the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary category.
Fuqua Films also produced the Roku Original Series #FreeRayshawn, starring Laurence Fishburne and Stephan James, which won two Emmy® awards. The series also won a 2021 NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama.” Fuqua’s most recent film is Paramount’s Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg. His upcoming projects include Emancipation, Bullet Train, The Terminal List, The Guilty, and the recently announced Mike Tyson limited series, among many others.
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