‘One Night In Miami’s’ Dp Tami Reiker On Recreating Muhammad Ali’s Historic Fight

The most important thing to director Regina King for her directorial debut on “One Night in Miami” was to have everything as historically accurate as possible.Cinematographer Tami Reiker’s research bible was “Goat: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali” by Jeff Koons.

Reiker whose credits include “The Old Guard” and “Beyond the Lights,” says this tome of Ali inspired her from the positioning of the cameras to selecting the lights she used to illuminate this historical recreation.As the title indicates, the film takes place one night in Miami and centers around several discussions between the real life figures and friends Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali (Eli Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), and Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge).

It’s a what-if situation based on a real-life meeting.

Nut none one knows what took place That was left to King’s vision and a script by Kemp Powers to imagine.

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