Jamie Foxx confirms he’ll play Mike Tyson in upcoming biopic, reveals bulked-up physique

Jamie Foxx confirms he'll play Mike Tyson in upcoming biopic, reveals bulked-up physique

Casting for the extremely anticipated movie, with Foxx within the lead function, was first introduced in 2014 however after a six-year hiatus there had been some doubts about whether or not it could be made.

Chatting with Hollywood producer Mark Birnbaum in an Instagram Stay interview on Thursday, the 52-year-old actor, who can be a comic, singer and producer, put an finish to these rumors, revealing he had been bulking up with a grueling train regime in preparation for filming.

“It is a definitive sure,” he instructed Birnbaum. “Doing biographies is a tricky factor. Typically it takes 20 years to get it achieved however we formally bought the true ball rolling,” he mentioned. “I can not wait to point out folks what it’s.”

Foxx revealed he first met Tyson after performing standup comedy on the age of 22, throughout which he instructed a joke in regards to the boxer — who was sitting within the viewers and approached him on the finish of the present.

He mentioned he’d he’d seen Tyson, who’s now 53, by “completely different lives.”

Mike Tyson had a stellar career but a chequered past. Foxx said the biopic would show his "journey."
A formidable opponent and and undisputed world champion on the high of his profession, the boxer was jailed after being convicted of rape in 1992, filed for chapter in 2003, and pleaded responsible to possession of cocaine and driving underneath the affect in 2007.

“I noticed him on the top of his profession, after which when issues bought unhealthy and bumpy I additionally noticed him as nicely. So what I am excited in regards to the film is to point out these moments,” he added.

“I feel everybody, younger and previous, will be capable to perceive this man’s journey.”

Jamie Foxx shared a photo of his bulked-up physique and gave details of his grueling workout regime.

In the course of the interview, Foxx confirmed {a photograph} of his bulked-up physique and revealed a grueling train regime in preparation for the function, consisting of 60 pull-ups, 60 dips, and 100 push-ups each different day. His weight at filming, he mentioned, would begin at 216 kilos and improve to to 230 kilos.

“The expertise of how I’ll look, I assure you folks will run up on me on the street and ask for autographs, and suppose that I am Mike.”

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