Popular American actor, Jamie Foxx would play Mike Tyson in a biographical movie of the boxing legend.
The project is named, “Tyson,” and Martin Scorsese, a representative for Tyson stated.
The series, written by Colin Preston, will inform Tyson’s life story and how he made boxing history at just 20 years old.
“I have been looking to inform my story for quite some time,” Tyson stated in a statement. “With the recent launch of Legends only League and the joy from fans following my return to the ring, now feels like the perfect moment.
I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie, and the entire creative team to convey to audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but additionally inspires and entertains.”
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The series is just not at present hooked up to a network or streaming service.
Tyson made worldwide headlines when he became the youngest ever heavyweight champion in boxing history in 1986 at the age of 20.
He remained a major force in boxing for years and is broadly thought of as one of the best heavyweight fighters of all time.
His life outside the ring, however, attracted even more consideration, with Tyson turning into infamous for his wild exploits.