Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Limited Series With Antoine Fuqua, Martin Scorsese Onboard

Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Limited Series With Antoine Fuqua, Martin Scorsese Onboard

Jamie Foxx will play boxing great Mike Tyson in a new biographical limited series, Variety has learned.

The series, titled simply “Tyson,” is not currently set up at a network or streaming service, but will no doubt find one quickly given the names attached to it already. Antoine Fuqua is onboard to direct and executive produce via Fuqua Films, with Martin Scorsese also executive producing via Sikelia Productions.

The arrangement is said to traverse the entire of Tyson’s life.

“I have been hoping to recount my story for a long while,” Tyson said. “With the new dispatch of Legends Only League and the energy from fans following my re-visitation of the ring, presently feels like the ideal second. I anticipate working together with Martin, Antoine, Jamie, and the whole imaginative group to bring crowds an arrangement that catches my expert and individual excursion as well as motivates and engages.”

Colin Preston composed the pilot for “Tyson” and is at present dealing with composing the full arrangement. Foxx will chief produce as well as featuring. Alongside Fuqua and Scorsese, Tyson and his significant other, Kiki Tyson, will chief produce alongside Sophie Watts and John Ryan Jr. for Tyson’s Legends Only League. Rick Yorn of LBI Entertainment will likewise leader produce. Azim Spicer of Legends Only League will fill in as related maker.

Foxx has been talking about his contribution in a Tyson project for quite a while, expressing a year ago that he was profound into preparing for the job, however at the time it was supposed to be a biopic instead of an arrangement.

This is the second Tyson limited series announced in the past month. Hulu previously announced that it had ordered an eight-episode limited series about the boxer, but Tyson came out strongly against that series when it was announced and said he was not involved in it.

Tyson stood out as truly newsworthy when he turned into the most youthful ever heavyweight champion in enclosing history 1986 at 20 years old. He stayed a significant power in boxing for quite a long time and is generally viewed as one of the best heavyweight warriors ever. Be that as it may, his life outside the ring pulled in maybe considerably more consideration, with Tyson getting scandalous for his wild endeavors. He was additionally blamed for genuine mental and actual maltreatment by his better half, Robin Givens, and was sentenced for assault in 1992, at last serving under three years in jail.

He has made a rebound of sorts lately, showing up in projects like “The Hangover” film establishment as himself and acting in an exclusive show on Broadway. He has likewise been open about his battles with psychological maladjustment and substance misuse. Most as of late, Tyson battled an eight round show battle against Roy Jones Jr. in November, which finished in a draw. The occasion filled in as the dispatch of the Legends Only League.

Foxx is repped by CAA, LBI Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham. Fuqua is repped by LBI Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham. Scorsese is repped by WME, LBI Entertainment and Hansen Jacobson. Tyson is repped by Paradigm.

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