Mike Tyson wants no less than an Academy Award winner, Jamie Foxx to play him in a biopic. The championship boxer recently told the Associated Press that he’s actually spoken to Foxx about the role.
“Me and Jamie Foxx have been talking and he’s willing to take that role and portray me as Mike Tyson, doing my life story,” Tyson said. ”I think he’s splendid because he’s really up to par. I think he would do a magnificent job.”
Further brainstorming of the project will “happen very shortly,” Tyson added.
“I saw him the other night and we discussed it. He doesn’t have the physicality but he will. He’s able to … get bulky, so he’s capable of doing it in the future.”