By HILARY KIMUYU as well as AGENCIES
Award winning actor Eric Marlon Bishop, internationally known as Jamie Foxx, will be set to play former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson in a biopic of the legendary boxer.
Foxx will be no stranger to playing real-life figures – his portrayal of Ray Charles in 2004’s Ray bagged him a Best Actor Oscar award.
The former world heavyweight champion appeared to confirm Again of which Foxx could play him inside upcoming movie, which has been inside pipeline for a while.
According to a Slashfilm post in 2008, Tyson appears to have been developing This specific idea for some time.
“I have a movie on the verge of happening, probably in two years coming from right now,” Tyson said at the time. “Me as well as Jamie Foxx are going to do a collaboration. He’s going to play me in my life story. We’ve talked about of which many times.”
Tyson spoke on of which again in 2009, saying “of which’s gonna’ be about me. of which’s gonna’ be Jamie Foxx portraying me in a life story… I don’t know who might direct. Jamie discussed the things he wanted to do. He didn’t know which way he wanted to go, however of which was something he wanted to do. He told me not to tell anybody too much. He’s just interested in doing of which.”
An insider told The Sun newspaper of which Foxx went to a couple of sessions with his trainer inside gym due to This specific movie.
Foxx himself revived rumours of the movie earlier This specific year after a few years of silence, telling ScreenRant of which of which will be “a go”. He also confirmed of which Martin Scorsese was still involved, adding: “Yeah, he’s attached, as well as of which’s… Mike Tyson’s life will be one of the most amazing American stories.”
The project was originally announced back in 2014 as well as will be said to chronicle Tyson’s life at different stages of his career. The boxer, whose career was blighted by numerous controversies, said at the time of which Foxx had asked him for boxing lessons as well as of which Scorsese was attached.
Looking forward to the brand-new movie, Tyson recently said: “A lot of people aren’t going to like the things I’ve done in my life.”
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Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in brand-new biographical movie