It has been a long time since the reports of Mike Tyson’s biopic are doing rounds. Earlier in 2014, it was also first reported that Jamie Foxx will be playing the title role in the biopic. While the film is desperately being awaited by fans there has been no development.
However now it seems, it’s seriously being planned. During an Instagram Live with Mark Birnbaum for his show Catching Up, Jamie Foxx confirmed the project.
According to etcanada.com, When asked if the Mike Tyson Biopic will finally be made after a long wait, he said, “It’s a definitive yes,”
Further explaining the reason why it took them so long, he said, “Look, doing biographies is a tough thing,”
He added, “Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done. But we officially got the real ball rolling.”
Well, we are relieved to hear that!
Jamie Foxx also revealed that the film will be displaying different aspects of of Mike Tyson’s lives on the screen. “We want to show, everybody evolves. I think when we lay the layers on Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey.”
Jamie Foxx also revealed how he will transform into the boxing champ and how he is training for it. He said, “Every other day, I do 60 pull-ups, we do 60 dips, we do 100 push-ups,” Foxx said, quipping, “I ain’t got no calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that.”
You can watch the interview right below:
Well, that’s really exciting! Isn’t it? What are your thoughts on this?