Back in 2014, Variety broke the exclusive that Jamie Foxx will be starring in a Mike Tyson biopic. As more details emerge, its a relief to know that Martin Scorsese will be wearing the Director hat for this film. An obvious winning combination, with Foxx being such a phenomenal talent. The buzz has definitely built anticipation, as we have seen much success from Foxx’s nearly infallible portrayal in Ray. Foxx is known to study a role to the perfection, and given the controversial ups and downs of the Heavy Weight champ’s life story, there’s no question that this will be a smash at the box office.
Tyson was quoted in metro.co.uk stating
“A lot of people aren’t going to like what I’ve done in my life”.
This sets the stage for what we hope will be a raw and honest inside look into the former boxer’s career and personal turmoil. There’s currently no set date for the release, but it certainly sounds worth the wait.