Monday, March 16, 2015

Martin Scorsese to Direct Mike Tyson Biopic Starring Jamie Foxx

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Martin Scorsese to direct Mike Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx
Some time ago it was reported that a Mike Tyson biopic was in the works. The film would star Jamie Foxx ("Ray") as Tyson and the script would be written by Terence Winter ("The Wolf of Wall Street"). Now we have confirmation that the film will be directed by none other than Martin Scorsese. This would be the directors' first boxing movie since "Raging Bull" which earned Robert De Niro an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role. The announcement of sorts came from Foxx who recently said the following in an interview:
"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."


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