Jamie Foxx is bulking up to play Mike Tyson.
Mike Tyson is one of the most iconic figures in sports. From 1986-1990 Mike Tyson terrorized boxing’s heavyweight division with ferocity and dynamite punching power. Tyson was the most feared man in boxing, hands down.
But after his loss to Buster Douglas, Mike Tyson’s career completely shifted. While he may have returned to his winning ways he was never quite the same. Personal demons and allegations of illegal activity weighed on Tyson throughout the rest of his career.
The story of Mike Tyson is surely a compelling one. It’s exactly why Academy Award Winning actor Jamie Foxx has been pursuing a Tyson biopic for years. Now it appears that the time has finally come.
While many believed the Mike Tyson biopic was shelved, Jamie Foxx recently revealed that the film is still on. In a recent Instagram post Jamie Foxx revealed he’s been bulking up for the role and from what we can see he’s looking impressive.
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The transformation begins… “FINDING MIKE”. It is no secret that I have been pursuing the @miketyson biopic for some time… people always ask me when is it going to happen?… things have finally lined up… A few months ago we started the journey… The first but biggest task is to transform the body… with a regiment of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start… we have a ways to go but God willing… yesterday on my good friends @markbirnbaum show. I shared these early pics of the process… like I said we have a ways to go… But I am prepared to get there! #swipeleft TYSON!
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