The biggest Sports Biopic appears to be on the way as iconic former Heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has confirmed development of his life story is underway and will star singer/actor Jamie Foxx as the lead.
An in the works Biopic was originally announced back in January. The film will tell the story of arguable one of the biggest and well-known athletes of all-time. Mike Tyson reign as the King of Boxing in the 80s. Accumulating millions and was labeled the most dangerous fighter on the planet. While inside the ring a god, outside the ring, Mike Tyson faced legal issues and bad business that eventually left him in prison and bankrupt.
The film is slated to be directed by the iconic Martin Scorsese (The Departed, The Wolf of Wall Street) and will begin production 2018.
Jamie Foxx has labeled his involvement in the film a dream role for him to play the controversial fighter. The Oscar-winning actor is currently hosting Fox’s new game show, “Shazam” and executive producing a new series starring comedic actor Jay Pharaoh titled, “White Famous”.