According to VarietyJamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in a “biographical limited series” about the boxer with the direction of Antoine Fuqua and, apparently, Martin Scorsese as executive producer. However, as prestige-friendly as it may sound, the project also has Tyson himself among its executive producers, which invites certain assumptions about what the tone of this may be (or even what kind of content it can cover). the Variety The story says it will “span Tyson’s entire life,” but it is unclear whether that includes the abuse allegations that have been brought against Tyson or his rape conviction in the early 1990s. It would almost be difficult do not to mention that, but with Tyson serving as executive producer and a famous and beloved actor playing him … it’s hard to predict how this will land.
There are no networks or transmitters involved yet, and the pilot will be written by Colin Peterson. Variety He also notes that this is Mike Tyson’s second project to be announced in the last month, with the other—a limited series from Hulu that do not have Tyson’s involvement– be reported as “inappropriate” and “deaf” by the boxer. The one on Hulu, titled Iron mike, comes from Me, tonyaSteven Rogers, Craig Gillespie and Margot Robbie, with Rogers writing, Gillespie directing and Robbie producing.