now y’all know Jamie Foxx can play the mess out of any role he’s in, and it looks like he’ll be taking on the role of playing one of the most legendary boxers in the world next! Jamie is reportedly set to star in a biopic television series based on the life of Mike Tyson.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the limited series, which was originally pitched as a film, will follow the life of Mike Tyson, and will be executive produced by the boxing legend himself, alongside #AntoineFuqua and #MartinScorsese.“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” Tyson said in a statement. “With the recent launch of Legends Only League and the excitement from fans following my return too the ring, now feels like the perfect moment. I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie and the entire creative team to bring audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains.”
Jamie Foxx has played in his fair share of o biopics films, but Mike Tyson is also accomplished on the entertainment front. Back in 2009, he played himself in Hangover and brought his one-man show to broadway. He has also dabbled in a few animated series’, including Adult Swim’s Mike Tyson Mysteries.