Jamie Foxx Set to Star as Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.30.2014
Foxx to play the notorious boxer…
Variety reports that Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx has lined up his next biopic role. The actor will portray the infamous boxer Mike Tyson in an upcoming film.
The currently untitled biopic is being put together and produced by Foxx's manager Rick Yorn. Writer Terence Winter (The Sopranos) is set to write the script.
It is unknown if the film will cover Tyson's bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth or how much of Tyson's life will be covered in the film. Previously, HBO produced a 1995 film about Tyson's life story entitled Tyson, which starred Michael Jai White.