Jamie Foxx’s Mike Tyson Biopic Finds Its Director

Jamie Foxx and Mike Tyson (Credit: Shutterstock)

Jamie Foxx’s long-awaited Mike Tyson biopic is moving forward.

According to published reports, Training Day director Antoine Fuqua has signed on to helm the project, which will now be made into a limited series instead of a feature film.

Tyson said he’s pleased with the way the biopic is coming together.

“I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” the boxing legend told The Hollywood Reporter Monday.

“I look forward to collaborating with Martin, Antoine, Jamie and the entire creative team to bring audiences a series that not only captures my professional and personal journey but also inspires and entertains,” Tyson added.

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Legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese has been announced as one of the series’ executive producers. Rick Yorn, Ian Montone, Chuck Pacheco, James Barnett, Sophie Watts, John Ryan Jr. and Kiki Tyson join Scorsese as executive producers.

The project was first announced in 2014. As previously reported, Foxx — who won an Oscar for portraying music legend Ray Charles — said last year he was bulking up to play Tyson.

The limited series is now being shopped around to various streaming platforms and networks. It is an authorized account of Tyson’s life and he has reportedly been working with the creative team.

The release date and official title of the limited series have not yet been announced.