The Oscar-winning actor, known as the Jamie Foxx, has just confirmed that he will play the leading role of the Mike Tyson and his upcoming biopic on the Life of the American former Heavyweight boxer.
• The casting for the highly anticipated film would be with the Foxx in the lead role. It was the first announced in 2014, but after a six-year hiatus, he was doubtful whether he would be able to do it or now.
• Speaking to the Hollywood Producer Mark Birnbaum in an IG TV on Thursday, he told the 52-year-old actor.
• The latter is also a comedian, singer, and producer to end to those rumors revealing that he had been bulking up to look like mike Tyson. He is also involved in grueling exercise regime and preparation for filming,
When he was asked whether he would go ahead with the film, he said ”yes’.
” It a definitive yes,” he told Birnbaum. ” Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get it done, but we officially got the real thing rolling”, he said. ” I can’t wait to show people what it is.”
Fox revealed that he first met Tyson after performing a standup comedy at the age of 22, During which he told a joke about the boxer who was sitting in the audience, and he was approached by Mike directly from the audience.
He said that he had seen Mike in different phases of Life. Mike is 53 now.
Mike Tyson had a prolific career but a chequered past. Foxx also said that the biopic would show his journey.
A great boxer and an athlete who was jailed for a case of rape filed for bankruptcy in 2003. He also pleaded guilty for driving under the influence in 2007 and also had the cocaine.
” I saw him at the height of his career, and then when things went bad and bumpy, I also saw him, So what I am excited about the movie is to show those moments,” he added.