Jamie Foxx has been cast to portray Mike Tyson in an upcoming limited series about the boxer’s life. According to Billboard, Martin Scorsese will be one of the executive producers for the project.
Tyson spoke about the upcoming series and 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.”
As of right now, they are shopping the project to various streaming platforms and networks.
As previously reported, Mike Tyson ripped into Hulu for their forthcoming Iron Mike biopic and called for fans to boycott the streaming app.
He wrote on Instagram, “Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising. This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of the Tyson life story.”
“To make this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern for dollars over respect for black story rights. Hollywood needs to be more sensitive to black experiences especially after all that has transpired in 2020. The real Mike Tyson authorized story is in development and will be announced in coming days. Hulu to announce stealing a black athletes story during Black History month couldn’t be more inappropriate or tone deaf.”