Jamie Foxx Reveals That Martin Scorsese Is Directing The Mike Tyson Biopic

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03.12.15 21 Comments
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Jamie Foxx has been busy being A-list movie star Jamie Foxx for a while now, but he’s throwing his hat back into the music business again. Jamie called into Power 105’s The Breakfast Club to talk about his new single with Chris Brown, “You Changed Me,” but naturally the conversation shifted to his film career.

When asked what movies the Academy Award-winner has on his ledger he actually said nothing, but then let the cat out of the bag about the rumored Mike Tyson biopic that he’s been linked to since last year. Jamie revealed that he is indeed playing Mike in the film and also confirmed that Martin Scorsese will be directing the movie.

“I just went in with Paramount with Mike Tyson. So I’m going to do the Mike Tyson story. Listen, to be in the same room pitching Mike Tyson to Paramount, Mike Tyson is on one side, I’m on the other side and doing Mike Tyson at the same time. And Martin Scorsese at the helm. This will be the first boxing movie that Martin Scorsese has done since Raging Bull.”

Like Jamie, Scorsese has been linked to the film almost since its inception, but his role was unknown until now. Although the film is yet to begin pre-production, most believe that they will be utilizing the same performance capture technology used in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button that will allow Jamie to play both young and old Mike.

Check out the whole interview below where Jamie discusses his new single, working with Chris Brown, his failed single with 2 Chainz and, of course, the Tyson movie at about 8:15.

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