Director Antoine fuqua has signed to direct Jamie foxx who will play the controversial boxing legend Mike tyson.
The project that was originally going to be a movie, will now be a limited series, which is authorized by the great Iron mike.
The series, which will cover the life of Tyson, will also have the support of the great Martin Scorsese, who will be on the executive production team.
Despite these great names, The Hollywood Reporter notes that it can be difficult to find a buyer for the series, due to the participation of the boxer, since he is collaborating with the entire team to tell his own story, and this is not liked by the big Hollywood producers.
Dispute between Mike Tyson and HULU
A few weeks ago, the platform Hulu had announced that he would carry out the production called Iron mike, together with the team that worked on the film I, Tonya. However, the former boxer made it very clear that he did not agree with this project, as this was “an excellent example of how the platform’s corporate greed led to this senseless cultural misappropriation.”
Basically Tyson He was angry that they did not consult him and they will not compensate him for all this, that is why he called for a boycott.