Jamie Foxx and Martin Scorcese come together for Mike Tyson biopic

The best of Hollywood unite to tell the story of Mike Tyson, one of heavyweight boxing's iconic figures

The long awaited Mike Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx is a step closer after it was announced that Training Day and Southpaw director, Antoine Fuqua, will oversee directorial duties for the limited series. As well as having Fuqua onboard for the project, Tyson’s story will also benefit from the input of Martin Scorcese, who will serve as executive producer for the tale of one of boxing’s most polarising characters.

Tyson’s journey from street thug to heavyweight boxing’s youngest ever world champion is a remarkable one and every step his dramatic rise and fall will be covered under the studious eyes of Fuqua, Scorcese, Foxx, and Tyson himself.

“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” declared Tyson in a statement. “With the recent launch of Only Legends League and the excitement from fans following my return to the ring, now feels like the perfect moment. 

“I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie and the entire creative team to bring audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains.”

The series, which will be titled “Tyson,” has already had its pilot episode written and discussions are currently ongoing to which network will carry the show.

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