Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx is set to play legendary heavy weight boxer Mike Tyson. Tyson shared the news in a recent interview, claiming that CGI will aid in the process of Jamie playing Mike from teen to adult.
The former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson has claimed that Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx is set to play him in a new biopic, through the magic of CGI. Tyson told the Daily Mirror that Foxx would portray him in different stages of his life, aided by the technology used for the David Fincher fantasy The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. He also claimed Martin Scorsese would be involved in the proposed biopic.
“Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it,” said Tyson, 48. “Within a year to 18 months, we’re going to do the Mike Tyson story and he’s going to portray me, and now they have this new animation; because you know Jamie’s pretty much my age so he can’t portray me but they have this new system.”
This won’t be the first time Tyson’s story has been turned into a film. In a 1995 HBO movie was made starring Michael Jai White as Tyson, and in the one of the worst casting moves in history, Kristen Wilson as Robin Givens.