This Article is From Jul 30, 2014

Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Biopic

Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Biopic

Mike convinced Jamie to play the part

Highlights

  • Mike Tyson has reportedly convinced Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx to play him in an upcoming biopic on the boxer's life.
  • Mike, 48, who was the youngest heavyweight champion at 20, said the Django Unchained star has agreed to play the part.
  • "Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he's willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story," Mike said while promoting his one man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.
  • "I think he's splendid because he's really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job," Mike said.
  • Jamie, who won his Oscar for portraying Ray Charles in 2004, has asked Tyson to train him for the role. The controversial champion said CGI will help Jamie in portraying his younger version on the movie. Mike is apparently eyeing to release it next year.
Los Angeles: Mike Tyson has reportedly convinced Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx to play him in an upcoming biopic on the boxer's life.

Mike, 48, who was the youngest heavyweight champion at 20, said the Django Unchained star has agreed to play the part.

"Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he's willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story," Mike said while promoting his one man show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth. (Also Read: Jamie believes movie violence affects real world violence)

"I think he's splendid because he's really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job," Mike said.

Jamie, who won his Oscar for portraying Ray Charles in 2004, has asked Tyson to train him for the role. The controversial champion said CGI will help Jamie in portraying his younger version on the movie. Mike is apparently eyeing to release it next year.