In an exclusive report from Variety, reporter Justin Kroll got the inside scoop of Jamie Foxx’s new role in an upcoming biopic. After playing the corner man to one of the greatest boxer’s of all time in Ali, Jamie Foxx will be returning to the big screen as one of the most recognizably controversial athletes of this generation, Mike Tyson.
Sources tell Variety that the untitled biopic will be written by Terence Winter and produced by Foxx’s manager, Rick Yorn. The project is still coming together, but there are few concerns from the production team and film distributors considering it will feature one of the most popular sports icons of all time. The producers haven’t secured a studio yet, but once all the details are solidified, the project should begin right away.
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