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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Jamie Foxx to Potray Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic

Award-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx is set to portray Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic about the boxer's life. The 46 year old Academy Award-winning actor who has already featured in 2 major biographical films, namely Ray (for which he won a Best Actor Oscar) and, another Ali (as Muhammad Ali’s charismatic assistant Drew Bundini Brown), is being tipped to play the role.

Even though details are still unclear, Mike Tyson did indicate that discussions are underway and that CGI effects will be used to enable Foxx to portray Tyson at different stages of his life.“Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it. Within a year to 18 months, we’re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he’s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie’s pretty much my age, so he can’t portray me, but they have this new system.”, he said.

Mike Tyson at one time, was the most controversial sports figure in history in and out of the ring. His ferocious fighting style and physical stamina made him one of the most popular fighters throughout his career. The stint he did in prison for rape, his bankruptcy in 2003, his fall as a heavyweight champion, the death of his young daughter and the Evander Holyfield “ear incident” provide a rich meadow of material for a capable writer such as Winter to dig in. For these reasons, it’s easy to believe that many producers will want to be part of it.

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