Jamie Foxx shares update on Mike Tyson biopic

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Actor Jamie Foxx has shared the news that the long-awaited Mike Tyson biopic is finally moving forward.

The actor confirmed the movie was in the works during Mark Birnbaum’s Instagram Live session, reports people.com.

“It’s a definitive yes,” Foxx said when asked about the biopic.

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“Look, doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get them done. But we officially got the real ball rolling,” he added.

The Oscar-winning star said he was eager to show the audience the “different lives” of the iconic boxer.

“We want to show everybody evolves. I think when we lay the layer of Mike Tyson in this story, I think everybody from young and old will be able to understand this man’s journey,” he said.

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Foxx also touched on how he would be approaching the role of Tyson. “And then just the technology of how I’m gonna look, I guarantee you people will run up on me in the street, and ask for autographs, and think that I’m Mike,” he said.

He continued, “Every other day, I do 60 pull-ups, we do 60 dips, we do 100 push-ups. I ain’t got no calf muscles, so we might have to get some prosthetics for that.”

Previously, Foxx has essayed real-life characters several times, beginning with his breakout role and Oscar-winning portrayal of Ray Charles in the 2004 film “Ray”.

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