Black icons memorialized in biopic films are the hottest thing of this generation, and now one new biopic may be coming to a big screen near you sooner than you think.
During a recent interview with the Associated Press, former heavyweight champion of the world turned actorÂ Mike TysonÂ says heâ€™d like Oscar winnerÂ Jamie FoxxÂ to play him.
â€œMe and Jamie Foxx have been talking and heâ€™s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story,â€ Tyson said. â€œI think heâ€™s splendid because heâ€™s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job.â€
Tyson admitted that Foxx will have to bulk up for the role. â€œI saw him the other night and we discussed it. He doesnâ€™t have the physicality but he will. Heâ€™s able to [...] get bulky, so heâ€™s capable of doing it in the future.â€
This wouldnâ€™t be the first time starring in a biopic for Foxx who has played Nathanial Ayers, and Tookie Williams and won an Oscar for his portrayal of Ray Charles.
And Mike Tyson has had a couple of biographical films capture his life already, most notably the 1995 tv movie â€œTysonâ€ starring Michael Jai White.
The championship boxerâ€™s solo productionÂ Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth,Â directed by Spike Lee, will make its way to Torontoâ€™s Air Canada Centre on September 10.
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