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Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Biopic?

March 1, 2008, 3:43 am GMT

Talking about his biopic project, the former world heavyweight champion revealed that he has talked to the Oscar-winning actor to depict him in the movie.



The Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx has reportedly been set to play Mike Tyson in a new biopic film "Untitled Mike Tyson Biopic". According to reports, the former world heavyweight champion revealed that he has had talks with Foxx about portraying him in a film based on his life story.

To New York Daily News' Review Journal, Tyson opened up about the actor who will play him. "I have a movie on the verge of happening, probably in two years from now," he revealed. "Me and Jamie Foxx are going to do a collaboration. He's going to play me in my life story. We've talked about it many times."

Foxx won his first Oscar after he successfully portrays R 'n' B legend Ray Charles in a biopic chronicling on the thirty years of his life "Ray". He was also nominated for Academy Award for his performance in "Collateral" co-starring Tom Cruise. Aside from his award-performances, the 40-year-old actor also appeared in "Stealth", "Dreamgirls" and "The Kingdom".

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