Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson in Boxer’s Take on His Life

Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Foxx also are among the producers.

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In this combination photo, Mike Tyson, left, attends a celebrity golf tournament on Aug. 2, 2019, in Dana Point, Calif. and Jamie Foxx arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 24, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Tyson says he's producing a limited series about his life and career. Foxx will play the boxing great in the project that also counts Foxx and filmmaker Martin Scorsese as producers. (Photos by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, left, and Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Tyson is getting in the TV drama ring against himself. On the heels of Hulu’s announcement of a Tyson miniseries to be made without his involvement, the boxing great said he’s producing a limited series starring Jamie Foxx. Filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Foxx also are among the producers. “I have been looking to tell my story for quite some time,” Tyson said in a statement Monday. He said he looks…

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