Jamie Foxx in Talks to Play Mike Tyson in Upcoming Biopic


Jamie Foxx has been in talks to play legendary boxer Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic, and for once everyone on both sides of THIS biopic is on the same page.

Mike says he even met with Jamie about the possible collaboration.

“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,” the former heavyweight boxing champion said Friday during a conference call to promote an upcoming Toronto date for his one-man show, “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.” ”I think he’s splendid because he’s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job.”

Further brainstorming of the project will “happen very shortly,” he added.

“I saw him the other night and we discussed it,” Tyson said. “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.”

We could totally see this happened and hope that it does. The question is, who gets to play Robin Givens?

[via ABC]

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