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Mike Tyson reportedly confirms Jamie Foxx will portray him in new biopic

KC Orcutt

 // Sep 17, 2017

Mike Tyson // Instagram

A biopic may be in the works highlighting the life and career of legendary boxer, Mike Tyson.

According to reports, Tyson confirmed the news, as well as revealed that none other than Jamie Foxx has been recruited to take on the role of portraying the boxer.

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"It's on, as of right now," the former boxer shared with the Jasmine Brand. "Jamie Foxx has signed on for it. Filming hasn't started yet but it's going to happen. A lot of people aren't going to like the things I've done in my life."

Tyson's comment likely alludes to his lifestyle choices getting him in legal trouble sporadically throughout the past two decades, such as back in 1992, when he was arrested and convicted of rape.

Additionally, it has also been reported that Martin Scorsese has been tapped to direct.

Foxx stirred rumors about the project back in 2013, commenting on his possible involvement with the film. While Foxx and Scorsese have yet to confirm Tyson's latest statement, the fact that the boxer-turned-entertainmer is talking about the rumored project four years later after the fact is definitely a good sign.

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