Report: Mike Tyson Taps Jamie Foxx To Portray Him In Forthcoming Biopic

Published: Thursday 11th Sep 2014 by Rashad

He may presently be topping headlines for calling a Canadian reporter a ‘piece of sh*t’ on live TV (click here if you missed that), but former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is also reportedly hard at work with putting the final touches on his forthcoming biopic…starring Jamie Foxx.

According to Tyson, he and Foxx are in discussions to begin production on the film that would see the ‘Unpredictable’ singer portray him at different stages of his life using CGI technology.

“Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it,” said Tyson, 48. “Within a year to 18 months, we’re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he’s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie’s pretty much my age so he can’t portray me but they have this new system.”

Via TMZ:

Report via The Guardian:

“Foxx, 46, has reportedly asked Tyson for help training for the role. Having previously impersonated Tyson, for comedy skits, he revealed an interest in portraying the boxer during an appearance on the US TV show Live with Kelly and Michael in May. “I got a chance to hang out with Mike when Mike was at his height,” he said, “and I watched [him] go from his height to where he is now, and I talked to him about doing his story. I think that story would be fantastic … and I had my makeup artist dress me up as Mike Tyson … People were literally coming up asking for autographs. So hopefully, Mike, if you’re listening, let’s make history.”

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