Jamie Foxx bulks up, confirms Mike Tyson biopic is in the works. The Academy Award-winning actor reveals details about his prep work for a film about the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history.
The multi-talented Jamie Foxx has been talking about portraying former boxer Mike Tyson in a biopic for years.
After all this time, the project is truly coming to fruition, according to CNN.
Foxx, who won an Academy Award for best actor in his 2004 portrayal of Ray Charles, confirmed the upcoming film in an Instagram Live chat with Hollywood producer Mark Birnbaum. When asked if the project is in the works, Foxx responded: “It’s a definitive yes.”
“Doing biographies is a tough thing. Sometimes it takes 20 years to get it done, but we officially got the real ball rolling,” said Foxx, whose career spans more than three decades. “I can’t wait to show people what it is.”
Foxx has also disclosed that he has been bulking up his physique in preparation to play Tyson, the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history.
“The transformation begins… ‘FINDING MIKE,’” Foxx said in an Instagram post showing off his early prep progress. “A few months ago we started the journey… The first but biggest task is to transform the body… with a regiment (sic) of pull-ups dips and push-ups we are off to a pretty good start… we have a ways to go but God willing.”
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