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Jamie Foxx will play Mike Tyson in limited series which will span boxer's whole life...

• https://www.dailymail.co, By HEATHER WAUGH

More details have been revealed about the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic.

Jamie Foxx, 53, will be playing the prolific boxer in a limited series which will span Tyson's whole life, Variety reports.

The series, which will be titled Tyson, hasn't yet been attached to a specific streaming service or network.

Southpaw director Antoine Fuqua is on board to direct and executive produce via Fuqua Films and Martin Scorsese will also executive produce with Sikelia Productions.

Foxx and Tyson will also executive produce alongside Tyson's wife Kiki. 

Tyson, 54, will also be hands on with the project making sure that his story is told told in an 'inspiring' and 'entertaining' way. 

'I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,' Tyson said in a statement. '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.'

Colin Preston wrote the pilot and is in the process of penning the series.

Tyson recently openly criticized a separate Hulu project, called Iron Mike, which is being produced by Margot Robbie. 


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