Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Mike Tyson is about to hit the small screen as a limited series.
The project, which debuted as a film in 2014, will be produced for the small screen by Foxx, who will play the boxer, and produced by cinema heavyweights Antoine Fuqua and Martin Scorsese.
Terence Winter was originally on board to write the screenplay, but newcomer Colin Preston is now set to write the series.
Foxx wowed fight fans last summer (20) when he showed off his bloated physique – as he stepped into character to play Tyson – in shots posted online.
It’s not the only limited series focused on the dreaded heavyweight – but the only one backed by Tyson himself.
The boxer recently slammed Hulu executives after revealing that they had commissioned a series, titled Iron Mike, from Me, Tonya, Writer and Director Craig Gillespie and produced by Margot Robbie and Karin Gist.
“I’ve been trying to tell my story for a while,” Tyson says. “Now is the perfect time. I look forward to working 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. (KL / DL / LOT)
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