home  |  celeb  |  music  |  movie  |  tv
Home > Movie News

Mike Tyson Teams Up With Spike Lee for Broadway Show

June 19, 2012, 3:23 am GMT

The former heavyweight champion and the 'Red Hook Summer' director will adapt 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' into a Broadway show that will run from July 31 to August 5.

Mike Tyson, Spike Lee

It has been confirmed that Mike Tyson is heading to Broadway. The former heavyweight world champion is set to team up with filmmaker Spike Lee to adapt his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth", for a limited run at the Longacre Theater.

The play, which will also mark Lee's Broadway debut, is scheduled to run from July 31 to August 5. "It is an honor to work with Spike Lee," so Tyson said when announcing the project on Monday, June 18. "I have always admired his work."

"Sharing the highlights and lowlights of my life with New York is especially important to me as I was born and raised in Brooklyn," he added. Lee, who is also a New Yorker, chimed in, "It's my honor to be making our Broadway debut together. Brooklyn to Broadway."

"Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" was premiered at MGM Grand in Las Vegas last spring. The play presents a "personal look into the life and mind" of the legendary heavyweight boxer. It follows his highs and lows, including his struggles with drug addiction and his mother's alcoholism. It is also said to include his infamous rape case. The original script was written by Randy Johnson and Tyson's wife Kiki.

Tyson has appeared in comedy films "The Hangover" and "The Hangover Part II". Lee, on the other hand, has recently directed "Red Hook Summer" and is currently working on "Oldboy" remake.



More Mike Tyson News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Joni Mitchell Explains Why She Shut Down Biopic Starring Taylor Swift

November 26, 2014, 4:23 pm GMT

Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger Lick and Kiss in Photobooth

November 26, 2014, 3:37 pm GMT

'Justice League: Dark' Script Is Finished

November 26, 2014, 9:21 am GMT

New Bill Cosby Accuser Goes Public After His Nephew Defends Him Against Rape Claims

November 26, 2014, 9:11 am GMT

'Sherlock' Fans Poke Fun at Failed Photoshop in Picture of New Special

November 26, 2014, 9:08 am GMT

Killer Mike Gives Emotional Speech About Ferguson Grand Jury's Decision at St. Louis Concert

November 26, 2014, 9:07 am GMT

Jessie J on 'The Boy Is Mine' Remake With Ariana Grande: It's Not Happening

November 26, 2014, 8:42 am GMT

Ridley Scott Won't Direct 'Blade Runner 2'

November 26, 2014, 8:31 am GMT
Switch to Desktop Version.