Jamie Foxx Looks Set To Play Mike Tyson In Biopic

Tyson seemingly confirms the actor has signed on

Jamie Foxx is no stranger to playing real-life figures – his portrayal of Ray Charles in 2004's Ray bagged him a Best Actor Oscar, after all.

Now it seems he is going to play another iconic celebrity, Mike Tyson, in an upcoming biopic of the boxing champion.

The former world heavyweight champion appeared to confirm once again that Foxx would play him in the upcoming movie, which has been in the pipeline for a while.

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"It's on, as of right now," he said (via The Jasmine Brand). "Jamie Foxx has signed on for it. Filming hasn't started yet but it's going to happen. A lot of people aren't going to like the things I've done in my life."

Foxx himself revived rumours of the movie earlier this year after a few years of silence, telling ScreenRant that it is "a go".

He also confirmed that Martin Scorsese was still involved, adding: "Yeah, he's attached, and it's... Mike Tyson's life is one of the most amazing American stories."

Martin Scorsese on 'Newsnight', January 9, 2014

The project was originally announced back in 2014 and is said to chronicle Tyson's life at different stages of his career.

The boxer said at the time that Foxx had asked him for boxing lessons and that Scorsese was attached.

From: Digital Spy