Jamie Foxx Tapped to Play Mike Tyson in Upcoming Series

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Jamie Foxx will be playing the former boxer Mike Tyson in a new biographical limited series titled Tyson.

Although the series has not yet been acquired by a network or streaming service, the big names involved are sure to change that very soon. Antoine Fuqua is on board to directed and produce via Fuqua Films, and Martin Scorsese is set to executive produce.

The series is set to cover the entirety of Tyson's life thus far.

"I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time," Tyson said. "With the recent launch of Legends Only League and the excitement from fans following my return to the ring, now feels like the perfect moment. I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie, and the entire creative team to bring audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains."

Foxx has mentioned his involvement in a Tyson-related project for quite some time. Last year, the actor stated that he was deep into training for the role, which was set to be a biopic as opposed to a series at the time.

This is the second series about the boxer to be announced in the past month. Hulu previously announced that it had ordered an eight-episode limited series about Mike Tyson, but the boxer explicitly stated his disavowal of the project, noting that he was not involved in it.

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