October 22, 2014
Tyson biopic in the works?
TORONTO — Mike Tyson says he’s met with Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx about collaborating on a possible biopic on his life.
“Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story,” the former heavyweight boxing champion said Friday during a conference call to promote an upcoming Toronto date for his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.” “I think he’s splendid because he’s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job.”
Further brainstorming of the project will “happen very shortly,” he added. “I saw him the other night and we discussed it,” Tyson said. “He doesn’t have the physicality but he will. He’s able to ... get bulky, so he’s capable of doing it in the future.” In the 90-minute show, he gives an unvarnished account of the highs and lows of his life.