Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson on TV biopic series from Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese will executive-produce the Oscar-winning actor's turn as the boxing legend in the upcoming biographical limited series Tyson, billed as an authorized chronicle of the namesake sportsman's life.
Foxx will star on and produce the series alongside Scorsese, Antoine Fuqua, and Rick Yorn, with the real-life Tyson's Legends Only League producing as well.
The project is set to span Tyson's life as he rises to become "one of the most legendary boxing figures of all time," per a press release.
"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 to 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."
A premiere date and network has yet to be announced.
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