Mike Tyson is set to begin filming for a new movie about his life and he’s chosen a major actor to portray him.
via the Daily Mirror:
Mike Tyson revealed special effects will be used so that Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx can portray him throughout his troubled life in a film.
The boxer, 48, who was the youngest heavyweight champion at 20, also said Raging Bull director Martin Scorsese would be involved.
He said Foxx, 46, would be transformed by the CGI technology that changed Brad Pitt from an old man to a baby in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.
Tyson said: ”Me and Jamie Foxx are in discussion, and we gonna do it.
“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.
But he said he would only watch the film on his own because in a cinema people would say: “Oh you d**k.”
Foxx, who won his Oscar portraying Ray Charles in 2004, has asked Tyson to train him for the role.