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Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson, Taps Taylor Hackford To Direct

It looks like people still want to see Iron Mike.

We’ve seen a lot of the former champion lately via EA Sports’ boxing video game Fight Night 4, which was heavily marketed around Tyson and Muhammad Ali. And we also saw the documentary Tyson, which was very well done, but just left me feeling so low at the end. And that’s not to take away from the documentary, but it’s just the rags to riches to downfall story is such an emotional one.

I have no idea where Jamie Foxx and Taylor Hackford will take the Tyson story, though Jamie says it will be in Tyson’s words. But wasn’t the documentary also in Tyson’s words?

Check out the clip below from MTV’s Move Blog.

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2 thoughts on “Jamie Foxx To Play Mike Tyson, Taps Taylor Hackford To Direct

  1. If there’s anyone who may be able to pull it off, it’s Foxx. The fact that he wants Hackford to do it means he’s pretty serious about doing this thing well.

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