The Mike Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx will no longer be a film, and is now a limited series with Antoine Fuqua set to direct and Martin Scorsese serving as one of the executive producers. Foxx will also serve as an executive producer with Mike Tyson and his wife, Kiki Tyson.
“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” Mike 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.”
Foxx has been discussing his involvement in a Tyson project for some time, and last year he showed his physical transformation to play the boxer.
A premiere date and network has yet to be announced.