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Jamie Foxx: Martin Scorsese to Direct Mike Tyson Biopic

Mike Tyson Biopic

Jamie Foxx reveals that Martin Scorsese is directing the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic.

Jamie Foxx has been busy being an A-list actor for a while know, but he recently decided to get back into the music industry and called into Power 105's 'The Breakfast Club' to talk about his new single with Chris Brow, "You Changed Me," but understandably the conversation shifted to Foxx's movie career. When asked what movies the actor has up next, Foxx said nothing. But, then he spilled the beans on the upcoming Mike Tyson biopic that he's been linked to work on since last year. Jamie Foxx revealed that he is indeed playing Mike Tyson in the movie and also confirmed that Martin Scorsese will be directing 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 and 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.”
According to reports, Scorsese has been linked to the movie since the movie was in pre-production, but his role was unknown until now. You can check out the whole interview below where Jamie discusses his music and film industry. Discuss this story with fellow Project Casting fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @projectcasting. Image Credit: Joe Seer / Shutterstock.com

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