Jamie foxx cast as lead in Mike Tyson biopic ‘Iron Mike’

Published On March 17, 2015 » 613 Views» By Darren Dimmick » Movies, News
..Jamie Foxx cast as Mike Tyson in movie biopic.
We reported last year how a Mike Tyson Biopic was in the works, and it has now been confirmed that Jamie Foxx will take on the role of the former world champion.

Foxx was chatting on New York’s Power 105 radio station, when he said that “I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I’m going to do the Mike Tyson story”.

It has been rumoured that the life story of the controversial boxer will be entitled ‘Iron Mike, it has also been confirmed that legendary director Martin Scorsese will take to the directors chair.

Foxx also added “listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one said, I’m on the other side and doing Mike Tyson at the same time. And Martin Scorsese at the helm”.

The script is being penned by Wolf of wall street scribe Terence Winter, with it set to cover the scope of his career, rather than concentrating on one specific segment of his life.

The last time Scorsese worked on a boxing movie was back in 1980 when he reunited with Robert DeNiro for Raging Bull.

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