Jamie Foxx has been tapped to portray Mike Tyson in the boxer’s forthcoming biopic and he couldn’t be more thrilled.
HipHollywood caught up with the singer during Friday night’s 14th annual Harlod & Carole Pump Foundation Gala to talk about having the opportunity to play the boxing legend.
“I’ve known Mike since I was 21,” Foxx told us. “I asked Mike the other day how does he feel. And he said ‘I’m happy because I don’t have any money.’ I was like ‘why you say that Mike?’ He said ‘ain’t nobody trying to take nothing from me. My life has always been in turmoil because of the money. All I wanted to do is be the heavyweight boxing champion of the world and fall in love with somebody.'”
Jamie continued, “I think people will be very surprised on the inner story of Mike. It won’t necessarily be about him fighting, because we know that he can fight, but how he was as a man; I think people are really going to enjoy it.'”
According to reports, Wolf of Wall Street writer, Terence Winter will be behind the script. The film is set to start production within the next year.