By Oluwatobi Opusunju
American Actor and Singer, Jamie Foxx has been billed to play legendary boxer, Mike Tyson in a biopic about his life.
The former boxer who confirmed it, was quoted to have said “It’s on, as of right now. Jamie Foxx has signed on for it. Filming hasn’t started yet but it’s going to happen. A lot of people aren’t going to like the things I’ve done in my life.”
Also, the Oscar winning actor confirmed the news while speaking on a radio program, saying “I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I’m going to do the Mike Tyson story.
“Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, I’m on the other side and doing Tyson at the same time.”
Similarly the Director of the upcoming biopic is also an Oscar winning director, Martin Scorsese.
Scorsese’s last boxing movie was Raging Bull, for which its lead actor Robert De Niro won the Best Actor award.
Scorsese also has to his credit movies like Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, and Wolf of Wall Street, amongst others.