"I think he would do a magnificent job," says Tyson.
The age of the biopic continues with the possibility that Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in the story of his life.
According to Vibe, the boxer recently revealed that he was in talks with Foxx to bring his biopic to life. During an interview with Associated Press in Toronto he shared why he thinks Foxx would be the perfect fit.
“Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story,” Tyson said. “I think he’s splendid because he’s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job.”
Tyson even touched on Foxx having to bulk up for the role. “I saw him the other night and we discussed it. He doesn’t have the physicality but he will. He’s able to […] get bulky, so he’s capable of doing it in the future.”
This wouldn’t be the first time starring in a biopic for Foxx who has played Nathanial Ayers, and Tookie Williams and won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles.
The championship boxer’s solo production Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by Spike Lee, will make its way to Toronto’s Air Canada Centre on September 10.
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