Jamie Foxx Will Play Mike Tyson In Upcoming Film
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Jamie Foxx is selected to play Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic. The script is set to be written by Terrence Winter, who was also a writer for “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “The Sopranos”, and “Boardwalk Empire”.
The film is currently untitled and has not yet been picked up by a studio. Foxx’s manager, Rick Yorn, is set to be a producer.
Tyson is one of the most polarizing figures in sports who is known for his power and brutality in the ring.
Though it’s unknown specifically which parts of Tyson’s life Terrence Winter will concentrate on, he has a large amount of material to cover over the past 30 years. HBO has told the story before with the 1995 television film “Tyson” starring Michael Jai White, but no one has tried to adapt his story as a feature film.