Face Tat Time: Jamie Foxx to play Mike Tyson in upcoming “uncomfortable” biopic

IRON FOXX…

Academy Award winner, Jamie Foxx, will once again be giving biographical cinematic life to another American icon. And this time, he’ll be trading in his Ray Charles sunglasses and piano playing skills for a pair of boxing gloves and an appetite for human ear chunks…

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Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, recently reiterated that the 49-year-old comedian turned Hollywood honcho will artistically tell his story via the big screen at the direction of legendary filmmaker, Martin Scorsese— a project that’s been in the works for the last few years.

“It’s on, as of right now,” 51-year-old recently said of his long-awaited biopic, according to TheSun. “Jamie Foxx has signed on for it. Filming hasn’t started yet but it’s going to happen.”

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Describing his forthcoming biography as “uncomfortable,” the highly regarded professional athlete—whose boxing career was marred by numerous controversies including a rape conviction, a six year period sentence, and being temporarily banned from the sport after biting off a piece of Evander Holyfield’s ear during a match—acknowledged that some of his personal history may be difficult for fans to accept.

“A lot of people aren’t going to like the things I’ve done in my life,” he reportedly admitted.

As for Jamie, the Ray and Ali star is said to be toughening up for the role of Iron Mike.

Mouthy messengers claim the R&B singer/ accomplished actor, “…Went to a couple of [boxing] sessions with his trainer in the gym for this movie,” adding “He looked quite good throwing a few jabs and crosses against the pads. But when he tried a bit of sparring, he didn’t fare so well[…]He knows if he wants to play Iron Mike then he needs to improve that side of his game.”

Insiders continue, “Mike knows it is Jamie’s dream to play him and they have talked about gym work and how he could put him through his paces.The only thing is that if they go sparring and Mike connects, Jamie may never make any movie again.”

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By : Asia Grace

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