It is finally happening after years of promise! Jamie Foxx says his biopic about Mike Tyson will come to the big screen soon. Tyson himself revealed that the film is in pre-production, with Jamie playing him from the ages of 20 through to his mid-thirties.
Foxx has been building the finances with producers for the planned movie about the astonishing rise of the Brooklyn fighter from the NY C streets to become the undisputed heavyweight world champion.
Foxx admitted that he never takes for granted his Oscar win for his last biopic Ray – that he learned much from his Oscar experience especially from other African American stars who came before him.
Jamie recently said that he is quite excited about the project. “I know him. I know the story, and I am really excited to film this,” he added. Jamie was also quick to add that the project could well be “one of the most exciting things” in his career.