Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Limited Series

Written by on March 22, 2021

Jamie Foxx’s Mike Tyson undertaking is lastly transferring ahead.

The Oscar-winning actor will step into the ring because the boxing legend in a brand new licensed restricted sequence. Antoine Fuqua (Coaching Day) has signed on to direct, with Martin Scorsese as govt producer.

In response to The Hollywood Reporter, the drama will “span the life” of Tyson. The undertaking, which had been within the works as a film titled Discovering Mike, is now being shopped to numerous streaming retailers and networks.

“I’ve been seeking to inform my story for fairly a while,” Tyson stated in a press release. “With the current launch of Legends Solely League and the joy from followers following my return to the ring, now appears like the right second. I look ahead to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie and your entire artistic crew to convey audiences a sequence that not solely captures my skilled and private journey but additionally conjures up and entertains.”

Foxx has been hooked up to the function since at the least 2014, however there have been doubts that the undertaking would ever be made. Final summer season, he confirmed off the outcomes of the bodily transformation he was present process to play the previous heavyweight boxing champ.

“Doing biographies is a troublesome factor. Generally it takes 20 years to get it accomplished however we formally obtained the actual ball rolling,” Foxx advised his pal Mark Birnbaum final yr. “I can’t wait to point out individuals what it’s.”

The announcement comes on the heels of Hulu asserting its personal restricted sequence, Iron Mike, which Tyson beforehand slammed as a “tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of my life story.”

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