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Jamie Foxx Takes on Mike Tyson in Limited Series “Tyson”

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 27: Jamie Foxx attends the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' 11th Annual Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center on October 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 29: Former boxer Mike Tyson attends the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on NBC from The Shrine Auditorium on March 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Academy-award winner Jamie Foxx will bring former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s story to the small screen in a limited series.

For over a decade, Tyson’s story was shopped around as a movie, but the project never came to fruition.

The series, currently titled Tyson, will star Jamie Foxx as Tyson. It will be executive-produced by Martin Scorsese, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day), and written by new and upcoming screenwriter, Colin Preston.

The story will focus on the highs and lows of Tyson’s illustrious career as well, as his personal life. Mike Tyson and his current wife, Kiki, will also serve as executive producers.

In a recent statement, Tyson said, “I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time. With the recent launch of Legends Only League and the excitement from fans following my return to the ring, now feels like the perfect moment. I look forward to collaborating 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.

Currently, Tyson is still being shopped around to various networks and streaming services, but has not yet found a definite home.

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Written by LaToya Anitri

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