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Jamie Foxx states that Martin Scorsese will direct him in Mike Tyson biopic

03.13.2015

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There's been talk of Jamie Foxx portraying Mike Tyson on the silver screen for some time, but it looks like shit's about to get that much more real. Last year, Tyson spoke out about the project, stating that performance capture technology would help Foxx get the look down on the famous boxer. Aside from Foxx as the lead, Martin Scorsese producing in some capacity and THE WOLF OF WALL STREET screenwriter Terence Winter penning the thing, everything else was up in the air. It looks like the project may now have a director, according to Foxx.

Jamie Foxx had this to say about the project:

I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I’m going to do the Mike Tyson story. Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, I’m on the other side doing Mike Tyson at the same time. And Martin Scorsese at the helm. This will be the first boxing movie that Martin Scorsese has done since 'Raging Bull.'

Martin Scorsese is a director that demands attention, and it certainly helps that his last film effort, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET, turned out to be one of his best. Scorsese is currently gearing up to shoot SILENCE, the story of two 17th-century Jesuit priests who travel to Japan to investigate claims of religious persecution starring Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver and Liam Neeson. There's been no official word from Scorsese yet, but given what he did with RAGING BULL, I don't think many will cry foul to have him jump back into the ring.

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Source: Indie Wire

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11:41PM on 03/14/2015
Mike Tyson's my favorite boxer, so this is great news. If you've been watching movies in recent years you'd know they can easily make Fox look like a young Mike. I still loved the HBO movie with Michael J White:-)
Mike Tyson's my favorite boxer, so this is great news. If you've been watching movies in recent years you'd know they can easily make Fox look like a young Mike. I still loved the HBO movie with Michael J White:-)
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12:45AM on 03/14/2015
It's crazy how much Foxx resembles Tyson lol
It's crazy how much Foxx resembles Tyson lol
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7:20PM on 03/13/2015
In Scorsese I trust, but until he is quoted as saying this is happening, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Though, if true, this probably elicits the least excitement from me of any of his recent and upcoming films.
In Scorsese I trust, but until he is quoted as saying this is happening, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Though, if true, this probably elicits the least excitement from me of any of his recent and upcoming films.
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5:37PM on 03/13/2015
For a sport that isn't that popular, they sure do make a lot of Boxing movies. You already have Southpaw and Creed in the works. I know this is more about Tyson than boxing, but still. I'd love to see some other sports movies these days besides boxing.
For a sport that isn't that popular, they sure do make a lot of Boxing movies. You already have Southpaw and Creed in the works. I know this is more about Tyson than boxing, but still. I'd love to see some other sports movies these days besides boxing.
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4:32PM on 03/13/2015
I like the combo of Foxx and Scorsese on a project like this. Should be exciting to see how close of a resemblance, physically and vocally Foxx can come to Tyson.
I like the combo of Foxx and Scorsese on a project like this. Should be exciting to see how close of a resemblance, physically and vocally Foxx can come to Tyson.
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5:42PM on 03/13/2015
Yes im wondering how Foxx will do with Tysons voice without insulting Tyson because lets face it i like Tyson a lot but his voice cracks me up...this movie will rock !
Yes im wondering how Foxx will do with Tysons voice without insulting Tyson because lets face it i like Tyson a lot but his voice cracks me up...this movie will rock !
9:19PM on 03/13/2015
Yeah. I'm wondering how the voice is going to sound. It's not like Tyson has the most natural of voices.
Yeah. I'm wondering how the voice is going to sound. It's not like Tyson has the most natural of voices.
4:02PM on 03/13/2015
This is seriously a dream come true with Scorsese directing. NOBODY shoots NYC Like Marty. He is the perfect person for this project.
This is seriously a dream come true with Scorsese directing. NOBODY shoots NYC Like Marty. He is the perfect person for this project.
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3:32PM on 03/13/2015
HBO already did a great Tyson biopic. This is completely uneccesary.
HBO already did a great Tyson biopic. This is completely uneccesary.
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5:19PM on 03/13/2015
Yea with Michael Jai white? It' was crap! B movie caliber. And dated. I'll take a mike Tyson Scorsese flick any fucking day. awful comment.
Yea with Michael Jai white? It' was crap! B movie caliber. And dated. I'll take a mike Tyson Scorsese flick any fucking day. awful comment.
3:29PM on 03/13/2015

What the fuck???

Someone close to "Marty" please ask him, for fuck sakes, to stop signing on to so many shit? When the fuck is this Pacino/DeNiro movie going to happen? the guy is OLD now, they're all old, move the fuck on it before they all start dying off. Tired of hearing he's signed on to another project. Sounds like this one is being fast tracked. Please, nobody respond to this with all your genius crap, I don't care anymore, he's done ONE movie in two years, when the fuck is the Pacino/DeNiro movie going
Someone close to "Marty" please ask him, for fuck sakes, to stop signing on to so many shit? When the fuck is this Pacino/DeNiro movie going to happen? the guy is OLD now, they're all old, move the fuck on it before they all start dying off. Tired of hearing he's signed on to another project. Sounds like this one is being fast tracked. Please, nobody respond to this with all your genius crap, I don't care anymore, he's done ONE movie in two years, when the fuck is the Pacino/DeNiro movie going to happen???
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5:21PM on 03/13/2015
Stfu
Stfu
5:21PM on 03/13/2015
Stfu
Stfu
3:23PM on 03/13/2015
HELL YES
HELL YES
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3:01PM on 03/13/2015
Oh good a 47 year old playing a 48 year old when he was 19.
Oh good a 47 year old playing a 48 year old when he was 19.
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3:12PM on 03/13/2015
This is going to look stupid as hell!
This is going to look stupid as hell!
5:22PM on 03/13/2015
You two are fucking morons
You two are fucking morons
6:03PM on 03/13/2015
Hey Jhowington32 I never said anything positive or negative. I stated a few facts. Check your 'tude, dickhead.
Hey Jhowington32 I never said anything positive or negative. I stated a few facts. Check your 'tude, dickhead.
6:14PM on 03/13/2015
lol
lol
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