Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in a limited series on boxer’s life

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Mike Tyson is getting in the TV drama ring in opposition to himself. On the heels of Hulu’s announcement of a Tyson miniseries to be made with out his involvement, the boxing nice stated he’s producing a limited series starring Jamie Foxx. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Foxx are also among the many producers.

“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” Tyson stated in a assertion on Monday. He stated he seems to be ahead to creating a series that “not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains.”

The announcement didn’t embody when and on what outlet it will likely be proven.

Tyson referred to as this “perfect moment” for the venture, citing the Legends Only League he launched final November along with his exhibition battle in opposition to Roy Jones Jr. The pay-per-view occasion included different bouts and music acts.

Last month, Hulu stated it had ordered the eight-episode series Iron Mike, saying it might discover the “the wild, tragic and controversial life and career” of a polarizing athlete. A launch date wasn’t introduced.

Tyson took to social media on the time to slam the manufacturing, calling it “cultural misappropriation” and saying he wasn’t being compensated for his story. Hulu didn’t reply to a request for remark on his remarks.

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