If you can recall, Jamie Foxx has been in talks to star in a biopic on the life of former world heavy weight, Mike Tyson. For the last few years, things have been quiet on wether the film was still going to happen. Well, yesterday, Foxx would share on Instagram that the project is still happening and he’s been getting in shape for the role of Tyson.
He went on to write on Instagram;
The transformation begins… “FINDING MIKE”. It is no secret that I have been pursuing the @miketyson biopic for some time… people always ask me when is it going to happen?… things have finally lined up… A few months ago we started the journey… The first but biggest task is to transform the body… with a regiment of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start… we have a ways to go but God willing… yesterday on my good friends @markbirnbaum show. I shared these early pics of the process… like I said we have a ways to go… But I am prepared to get there! #swipeleft TYSON!
Back in 2015, while speaking with HOT97, Foxx would preview the opening scene of the film. His descriptive story telling would excite viewers on the potential of the film.