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Mike Tyson: Jamie Foxx Will Play Me In My Biopic

(AllHipHop News) Jamie Foxx and Mike Tyson are soon to be linked together forever. During a recent interview, Mike Tyson revealed that Foxx and himself are in discussions for Foxx to portray the former heavyweight champion in an upcoming biopic.

Tyson reveals that “within a year to 18 months” an as-of-yet untitled biopic of his life will begin production with Foxx as the lead actor. According to Tyson, Foxx will portray him through multiple stages of his life with the aid of the same technology that transformed Brad Pitt in 2009’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button:

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.

In May, Foxx appeared on Live With Kelly and Michael discussing his interest to play Tyson. According to Foxx, he actually dressed up as Tyson and spent time with the controversial ex-boxer before the two ever agreed to do the film:

I got a chance to hang out with Mike when Mike was at his height and I watched [him] go from his height to where he is now, and I talked to him about doing his story. I think that story would be fantastic … and I had my makeup artist dress me up as Mike Tyson … People were literally coming up asking for autographs. So hopefully, Mike, if you’re listening, let’s make history.

Tyson says that Martin Scorsece will be involved in the film.

Check out Jamie Foxx impersonate Mike Tyson below:

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35 Responses to “Mike Tyson: Jamie Foxx Will Play Me In My Biopic”

  1. Poseidon

    “…..they have this new animation…… this new system…..”

    I don’t know what was funnier – Mike Tyson marveling about this “new” animation technology that works wonders, or me reading that whole part in my inner Mike Tyson voice.

    • Poseidon

      But damn, Jamie Foxx as the lead role? Martin Scorsese potentially directing or even producing?? I hope he’s not just doing some wishful thinking out loud because that’s a recipe for some guaranteed fire. Fingers crossed.

      • El Dogga

        Maybe me and other TRUE Tyson fans!

        He also had a good Documentary a few years back.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        i seen it but you know these youngins havent seen it and a name like Jaime Foxx can bring in the crowd. The documentary was the truth as well

      • El Dogga

        EXACTLY! I remembered when it premiered on HBO, I was a young gun but even then I knew Tyson was the GOAT!

      • El Dogga

        It was decent from what I remember……I didn’t buy the DVD or even look to see if there was one so that’s saying something lol….

  2. TD

    KC- he played as Carl the tooth Williams( In Living Color) but it was Mike Tyson. I thinks that why Mike was even interested in him playing him. Cause that was funny lol

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