Jamie Foxx is set to portray one of the most recognizable boxers of this generation: Mike Tyson, in an upcoming untitled biopic.
Variety confirms that Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn is shepherding the project and will produce with Terence Winter already signed up to pen the biopic.
Other than Foxx, Yorn and Winter, the project is currently without a studio, distributor and other actors cast since it is in the very early stages.
The life of Mike Tyson has been adapted before. HBO released “Tyson” in 1995 with Michael Jai White.
Aside from playing Electro recently, Jamie Foxx has played a couple of sports-related roles, including Muhammad Ali’s corner man Dwight “Bundini” Brown in “Ali” and quarterback Willie Beamen in Oliver Stone’s “Any Given Sunday.”
Winter received an Oscar nomination for adapting the Wall Street bad boy Jordan Belfort’s life in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and is currently working on the final season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
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